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THE 



HOLY SCRIPTURES, 



TRANSLATED AND CORRECTED 



BY" THE 



SPIRIT OF REVELATION, 

BY 

JOSEPH SMITH, JR., 

THE SEER. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. 



JOSEPH SMITH, I. L. KOGEKS, E. ROBINSON, 

PUBLISHING COMMITTEE. 

1867. 



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JOSEPH SMITH, I. L. ROGERS, AND E. ROBINSON, 

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern 
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PREFACE. 



This work is given to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 
and to the public in pursuance of the commandment of God. 

As concerning the manner of translation and correction, it is evident, 
from the MSS. and the testimony of those who were conversant with the 
facts, that it was done by direct revelation from God. 

It was begun in June, 1830, and was finished July 2, 1833. 

Joseph Smith was born in Dec., 1805, and was, at the finishing of the 
MSS. of this work, in the 28th year of his age. 

The MSS., at his death, in 1844, were left in the hands of his widow, 
where they remained until the spring of 1866, when they were delivered to 
Wm. Marks, I. L. Rogers, and Wm. W. Blair, a Committee appointed by the 
Annual Conference, of April, 1866, to procure them for publication; and 
were, by them, delivered to the Committee of Publication, consisting of 
Joseph Smith, Israel L. Rogers, and Ebenezer Robinson, and are now pre 
sented as they came into our hands. 

It is declared in the Book of Mormon that "many plain and precious 
parts" have been taken away from the Bible : 

" For behold, they have taken away from the gospel of the Lamb, many 
parts which are plain and most precious ; and also many covenants of the 
Lord have been taken away ; and all this have they done, that they might 
pervert the right ways of the Lord ; that they might blind the eyes and 
harden the hearts of the children of men : wherefore, thou seest that after 
the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable 
church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the 
book, which is the book of the Lamb of God ; and after these plain and 
precious things were taken away, it goeth forth unto all the nations of the 
Gentiles."! Book of Nephi, iii. 40 Book of Mormon. 

This declaration is fully sustained by the following quotations from history, 
relative to the transmission of the Bible. 

Prof. Wm. Whiston, in his translation of the works of Flavius Josephus, 
in a note to chap. 11 of Book 9, Ant. Jews, in reference to a quotation, pro 
fessedly from Nahurn, says : 

"By which quotation we learn what he himself always asserts, viz: that 
he made use of the Hebrew original, (and not of the Greek version ;) as also 
we learn, that his Hebrew copy considerably differed from ours." 

Dupin says in his " Complete History of the Canon and Writers of the 
Books of the Old and New Testament:" 

" St. Jerome, in his commentary upon the 40th chapter of Ezekiel, says : 
'When we translate the Hebrew words into Latin, we are sometimes guided 
by conjecture.'" 

Again he says : " When Origen observed that there was less in the Greek 
than in the Hebrew, he did supply it from the version of Theodotion, and 
put an asterisk or star to it, to signify that this was to illustrate what was 
obscure. St. Jerome makes frequent mention of the addition*, corrections, 
and SUBTRACTIONS made in the versions of the Septuagint, by Origen. * * * 
St. Jerome says in the preface to his commentary on Daniel, that in all, 
both the Greek and Latin churches, both in those in Syria and in Egypt, 
the edition of Origen is made use of." 

Again, Dupin says: "By the carelessness of *he transcribers, and some- 



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times of those who set them at work, the asterisks being either misunder 
stood, or entirely left out in some places, the additions of Theodotion were 
CONFOUNDED with the vision of the Septuagint, which perhaps moved St. 
Jerome to say that Origen had corrupted and confounded the version of the 
Septuagint." 

Dupin continues : "In short we must confess that there are many differ 
ences betwixt the Hebrew text and the version of the Septuagint, which 
arise from the corruption and confusion that are in the Greek version we 
now have. It is certain that it hath been revised divers times, and that 
several authors have taken liberty to add thereunto, to RETRENCH and correct 
divers things. That in the first centuries there were different editions, and 
that corrections have been inserted from the versions of Theodotion and 
others, which made St. Jerome say with reason, that in his time the version 
of the Septuagint was nowhere to be found in its purity. * * * It is mere 
superstition to assert, as some authors do, that the Hebrew text which we 
have at present is not corrupted in any place, and that there is no fault, nor 
any thing left out, and that we must indisputably follow it at all times. 
This is not only to speak without all evidence, and contrary to all proba 
bility, but we have very good proof to the contrary, for in the first place 
there are differences betwixt the oldest of the Hebrew copies which tho 
Massorites have observed, by that which they called Keri and Ketib, and 
putting one of the readings in the text and the other in the margin, we have 
the different readings of the Jews of the East and the Jews of the West, of 
the Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali, and the manuscript copies of the Bible 
are not always alike." 

This " Complete History of the Canon," &c., says : " The Council of Trent, 
(held in 1540,) when it declared the vulgar version authentic, did not thereby 
declare it as done by divine inspiration, neither as a piece conformable in 
all respects to the original texts, or free from all errors. * * * Notwith 
standing the care and precaution of the Massorites and Jews who have wrote 
or printed the Hebrew Bibles, there are still a great many differences be 
tween the manuscripts and printed Bibles, as Buxtorfe has observed in his 
Rabbinical Library, and Capelle after him. There are differences in the 
punctuation about the consonants, and whole words and verses, which shows 
that let them be never so diligent, it is impossible but some faults will slip 
in, either in the copying or printing of a work. * * * Nor can it be said 
for certain that all those books which are cited in the Holy Scriptures 
were of divine inspiration. 'Tis a medium and middle way that ought to 
be followed, according to the opinion of the fathers, who have acknowledged 
that there may be some books divinely inspired, and others of human com 
position among those that are cited in the canonical books. * * * It can 
not be said that no fault has crept into the scriptures by the negligence or 
inadvertency of the transcribers, or even by the BOLDNESS of those who have 
ventured to strike out, ADD, or change some words which they thought neces 
sary to be omitted, added or changed. This is the common fate of all books, 
from which God has not thought fit to exempt even the sacred writings. 
From hence have proceeded those various and different lections between the 
Greek copies of the books of the New Testament, which began to appear in 
the first ages of the church, and are still continued." 

Says Dupin : " We do not find that the two greatest men of the church, I 
mean Origen and St. Hierom, who had searched the ancient copies of the 
scriptures with so much care and dilligence, and have visited so many 
churches in the East, have ever spoken of the originals of the New Testa 
ment, written with the hands of the apostles, which they would not have 
failed to do if there had been any in their time." To account for this, Dupin 
continues, "But it hath been already made to appear, elsewhere, that it is 
no wonder that the primitive Christia.ns, who had not a regular body of a 
state in which they lived, and whose assemblies, on the contrary, were furi- 



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ously disturbed by the Jews and pagans, had lost the originals of their 
books" From the same work we take the following : " In the primitive 
ages there was no talk of reading the Holy Scriptures in the originals; any 
copy whatever, provided it was used in the orthodox churches, might be 
relied upon as if it had been the first original, written with the hands of the 
apostles." 

Dupin continues : " The critics have sometimes reformed the text, because 
they looked upon it as faulty; they have met with a sense that shocked them 
in the text, and which might be reformed by taking aicay one single word; 
they have determined that the text ought to read so and so, and have boldly 
corrected the text upon a mere conjecture. The copiers or the regulators of 
the copies have taken a great deal of liberty upon this respect being pur 
sued that they should do some service in explaining it more clearly, 
but sometimes have determined the text by such words as give it quite 
another tense." 

" St. Chrysostom observes : The Jews having been at some times careless and 
negligent, and at other times profane, they suffered some of the sacred books 
to be lost through their carelessness, and have burnt and destroyed others." 
Simons' Grit. Hist. N. Test. 

" The common version of the Bible was printed in A. D. 1611. The only 
printed editions of the Greek Testament at that time were Cardinal 
Ximenes', printed A. D. 1514; Erasmus', in 1516; Stephens', 1546, and 
Beza's, in 1562, with some editions taken from these ; substantially the same 
may be said of the Old Testament. King James' Translation was made from 
no uniform edition whatever. Although there is, by authority, a standard 
English edition of the Bible, there is no standard Hebrew or Greek text for 
the original of that version. That called the 'received text/ is the text of 
Erasmus, which is a version of the Latin Vulgate compared with the Greek 
text. This edition was corrected severally, by Stephens, Beza and Elzevir, 
and published by the latter, at Leyden, in Holland, in 1624, thirteen years 
after King James' translation was published. In the compilation of this 
'received text,' Erasmus consulted but eight MSS., only one of Revelations ; 
all of which copies were later than the tenth century. The manuscript of 
Revelations was but a partial one. To supply what was wanting, he trans 
lated the Latin of the Vulgate into Greek, to supply the deficiencies, to make 
up the 'received text.'" March's Introduction, Vol. 2, p. 846, and Penn's 
Annotations. 

It is also declared in the Book of Mormon, touching the restoration of the 
Scriptures: "Wherefore the fruit of thy loins shall write; and the fruit of 
the loins of Judah shall write; and that which shall be written by the fruit 
of thy loins, and also that which shall be written by the fruit of the loins of 
Judah, shall grow together, unto the confounding of false doctrines, and 
laying down of contentions, and establishing peace among the fruit of thy 
loins, and bringing, them to the knowledge of their fathers in the latter 
days ; and also to the knowledge of my covenants, saith the Lord." 
2 Nephi ii. 1. 

And again: "And the angel spake unto me, saying, these last records 
which thou hast seen among the Gentiles, shall establish the truth of the 
first, which are of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, and shall make known 
the plain and precious things which have been taken away from them ; and 
shall make known to all kindreds, tongues and people, that the Lamb of 
God is the Son of the Eternal Father, and the Saviour of the world; and 
that all men must come unto him or they cannot be saved; and they must 
come according to the words which shall be established by the mouth of the 
Lamb." 1 Nephi iii. 43. 

In the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, Sec. 22, p. 9, we read as follows : 
"And now, Moses, my son, T will speak unto you concerning this earth upon 
which thou standest; and thou shalt write these things which I shall speak, 



6 PREFACE. 

and in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught, 
and take many of them from the book which thou shalt writ*, behold I will 
raise up another like unto thee, and they shall be had again among the chil 
dren of men ; among as many as shall believe." 

Again in Sec. 42, p. 15 : " Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be 
given as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is 
expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach 
them until ye have received them in full. And I give unto you a command 
ment, that then ye shall teach them unto all men j for they shall be taught 
unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people." 



A REVELATION, GIVEN TO JOSEPH THE SEER, 

JUNE, A. D. 1830. 



THE words of God which he spake unto Moses, at a time when Moses was 
caught up into an exceeding high mountain, and he saw God face to 
face, and he talked with him, and the glory of God was upon Moses ; there 
fore Moses could endure his presence. 

2 And God spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, I am the Lord God Almighty, 
and endless is my name, for I am without beginning of days or end of years; 
and is not this endless ? 

3 And behold, thou art my son, wherefore look, and I will show thee the 
workmanship of mine hands, but not all ; for my works are without end, and 
also my words, for they never cease ; wherefore, no man can behold all my 
works except he behold all my glory ; and no man can behold all my glory, 
and afterwards remain in the flesh, on the earth. 

4 And I have a work for thee, Moses, my son ; and thou art in the simili 
tude of mine Only Begotten ; and my Only Begotten is and shall be the Sa 
viour, for he is full of grace and truth; but there is no God beside me; and 
all things are present with me, for I know them all. 

5 And now, behold, this one thing I show unto thee, Moses, my son ; for 
thou art in the world, and now I show it unto thee. 

6 And it came to pass, that Moses looked and beheld the world upon which 
he was created. And as Moses beheld the world,- and the ends thereof, and 
all the children of men, which are and which were created ; of the same he 
greatly marvelled, and wondered. And the presence of God withdrew from 
Moses, that his glory was not upon Moses ; and Moses was left unto him 
self; and as he was left unto himself, he fell unto the earth. 

7 And it came to pass, that it was for the space of many hours before 
Moses did again receive his natural strength like unto man ; and he said 
unto himself, Now, for this cause, I know that man is nothing, which thing 
I never had supposed ; but now mine eyes have beheld God ; but not mine 
natural but my spiritual eyes, for mine natural eyes could not have beheld, for I 
should have withered and died in his presence ; but his glory was upon me, 
and I beheld his face, for I was transfigured before him. 

8 And now it came to pass, that when Moses had said these words, behold, 
Satan came tempting him, saying, Moses, son of man, worship me. And 
it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan, and said, Who art thou, for 
behold I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten ; and 
where is thy glory, that I should worship thee ? For, behold, I could not 
look upon God except his glory should come upon me, and I were trans 
figured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man. Is it 
not so surely ? 

9 Blessed be the name of my God, for his Spirit hath not altogether with 
drawn from me ; or else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me, and 
I can judge between thee and God; for God said unto me, Worship God, 
for him only shalt thou serve. Get thee hence, Satan, deceive me not ; for 
God said unto me, Thou art after the similitude of mine Only Begotten. 

10 And he also gave unto me commandment, when he called unto me out 
of the burning bush, saying, Call upon God in the name of mine Only Be 
gotten, and worship me. 



A REVELATION, 



11 And again, Moses said, I will not cease to call upon God. I 
other things to enquire of him ; for his glory has been upon me, and it is 
glory unto me ; wherefore, I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, 
Satan. 

12 And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud 
voice, and went upon the earth, and commanded, saying, I am the Only 
Begotten, worship me. 

13 And it came to pass, that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he 
began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell ; nevertheless, calling upon God 
he received strength, and he commanded, saying, Depart hence, Satan : for 
this one God only will I worship, which is the God of glory. 

14 And now, Satan began to tremble, and the earth shook, and Moses re 
ceived strength and called upon God in the name of the Only Begotten, 
saying to Satan, Depart hence. 

15 And it came to pass, that Satan cried with a loud voice, with weeping, 
and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and departed hence ; yea, from the 
presence of Moses, that he beheld him not. 

16 And now, of this thing Moses bore record ; but because of wickedness, 
it is not had among the children of men. 

17 And it came to pass, that when Satan had departed from the presence 
of Moses, that Moses lifted up his eyes unto heaven, being filled with the 
Holy Ghost, which beareth record of the Father and the Son ; and calling 
upon the name of God, he beheld again his glory ; for it rested upon him, 
and he heard a voice, saying, Blessed art thou, Moses, for I, the Almighty, 
have chosen thee, and thou shalt be made stronger than many waters ; for 
they shall obey thy command even as if thou wert God. 

18 And lo, I am with thee, even unto the end of thy days, for thou shalt 
deliver my people from bondage ; even Israel my chosen. 

19 And it came to pass, as the voice was still speaking, he cast his eyes 
and beheld the earth ; yea, even all the face of it ; and there was not a parti 
cle of it which he did not. behold, discerning it by the Spirit of God. And 
he beheld also the inhabitants thereof, and there was not a soul which he 
beheld not, and he discerned them by the Spirit of God, and their numbers 
were great, even as numberless as the sand upon the sea shore. And he 
beheld many lands, and each land was called earth ; and there were inhabit 
ants on the face thereof. 

20 And it came to pass, that Moses called upon God, saying, Tell me, I 
pray thee, why these things are so, and by what thou niadest them? And 
behold the glory of God was upon Moses, so that Moses stood in the 
presence of God, and he talked with him face to face. 

21 And the Lord God said unto Moses, For mine own purpose have I made 
these things. Here is wisdom, and it remaineth in me. And by the word 
of my power have I created them, which is mine Only Begotten Son, who is 
full of grace and truth. And worlds without number have I created, and 
I also created them for mine own purpose ; and by the Son I created them, 
which is mine Only Begotten. And the first man of all men have I called 
Adam, which is many. But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants 
thereof, give I unto you; for behold there are many worlds which have 
passed away by the word of my power ; and there are many also which now 
stand, and numberless are they unto man ; but all things are numbered unto 
me ; for they are mine, and I know them. 

22 And it came to pass, that Moses spake unto the Lord, saying, Be merci 
ful unto thy servant, God, and tell me concerning this earth, and the in 
habitants thereof; and also the heavens, and then thy servant will be 
content. 

23 And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying, The heavens, they are 
many and they cannot be numbered unto man, but they are numbered unto 
ino, for they are mine ; and as one earth shall pass away, and the heavens 



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GIVEN TO JOSEPH THE SEER. 9 

thereof, even so shall another come; and there is no end to my works, 
neither ^o my words ; for this is my work and my glory, to bring to pass 
the immortality, and eternal life of man. 

24- And now, Moses, my Son, I will speak unto you concerning this earth 
upon which you stand ; and you shall write the things which I shall speak. 
And in a day when the children of men shall esteem my words as naught, 
and take many of them from the book which you shall write, behold I will 
raise up another like unto you, and they shall be had again among the 
children of men, among even as many as shall believe. 

25 These words were spoken unto Moses in the mount, the name of which 
shall not be known among the children of men. And now they are spoken 
unto you. Amen. 



THE 



HOLY SCRIPTURES. 



GENESIS. 



CHAFIER I. 

History of the creation. 

AND it came to pass, that the Lord 
spake unto Moses, saying, Be 
hold, I reveal unto you concerning 
this heaven and this earth ; write the 
words which I speak. 

2 I am the Beginning and the End; 
the Almighty God. By mine Only 
Begotten I created these things. 

3 Yea, in the beginning I created 
the heaven, and the earth upon which 
thou standest. 

4 And the earth was without form, 
and void ; and I caused darkness to 
come up upon the face of the deep. 

5 And my Spirit moved upon the 
face of the water, for I am God. 

6 And I, God, said, Let there be 
light, and there was light. 

7 And I, God, saw the light, and 
that light was good. And I, God, 
divided the light from the darkness. 

8 And I, God, called the light day, 
and the darkness I called night. 
And this I did by the word of my 
power ; and it was done as I spake. 
And the evening and the morning 
were the first day. 

9 And again, I, God, said, Let there 
be a firmament in the midst of the 
water ; and it was so, even as I spake. 
And I said, Let it divide the waters 
from the waters; and it was done. 

10 And I, God, made the firmament, 
and divided the waters; yea, the 
great waters under the firmament, 
from the waters which were above the 
firmament ; and it was so, even as I 
spake. 

11 And I, God, called the firmament 
heaven. And the evening and the 
morning were the second day. 

12 And I, God, said, Let the waters 
under the heaven be gathered together 
unto one place ; and it was so. And 
I, God, said, Let there be dry land ; 
and it was so. 



13 And I, God, called the dry land 
earth ; and the gathering together of 
the waters called I the sea. 

14 And I, God, saw that all things 
which I had made were good. 

15 And I, God, said, Let the earth 
bring forth grass ; the herb yielding 
seed; the fruit tree yielding fruit 
after his kind ; and the tree yielding 
fruit, whose seed should be in itself, 
upon the earth ; and it was so, even 
as I spake. 

16 And the earth brought forth 
grass ; every herb yielding seed after 
his kind ; and the tree yielding fruit, 
whose seed should be in itself, after 
his kind. 

17 And I, God, saw that all things 
which I had made were good. And 
the evening and morning were the 
third day. 

18 And I, God, said, Let there be 
lights in the firmament of the heaven, 
to divide the day from the night ; 
and let them be for signs and for 
seasons, and for days and for years , 
and let them be for lights in the fir 
mament of the heaven, to give light 
upon the earth ; and it was so. 

19 And I, God, made two great 
lights ; the greater light to rule the 
day, and the lesser light to rule the 
night ; and the greater light was the 
sun, and the lesser light was the 
moon. 

20 And the stars also were made, 
even according to my word; and 1, 
God, set them in the firmament of the 
heaven, to give light upon the earth ; 
and the sun to rule over the day, and 
the moon to rule over the night, and 
to divide the light from the darkness. 

21 And I, God, saw that all things 
which I had made were good. And 
the evening and the morning were 
the fourth day. 

22 And I, God, said, Let the waters 
bring forth abundantly, the moving 

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GENESIS. 



creature that hath life, and fowl 
which may fly above the earth, in the 
open firmament of heaven. 

28 And I, God, created great whales, 
and every living creature that moveth, 
which the waters brought forth 
abundantly, after their kind ; and 
every winged fowl, after his kind. 

24 And I, God, saw that all things 
which I had created were good ; and 
I, God, blessed them, saying, Be fruit 
ful, and multiply, and fill the waters 
in the sea, and let fowl multiply in 
the earth. And the evening and the 
morning were the fifth day. 

25 And I, God, said, Let the earth 
bring forth the living creature, after 
his kind ; cattle and creeping things, 
and beasts of the earth, after their 
kind ; and it was so. 

26 And I, God, made the beasts of the 
earth, after their kind; and cattle 
after their kind ; and everything 
which ereepeth upon the earth, after 
his kind. And I, God, saw that all 
these things were good. 

27 And I, God, said unto mine Only 
Begotten, which was with me from 
the beginning, Let us make man in 
our image, after our likeness ; and it 
was so. 

28 And I, God, said, Let them have 
dominion over the fishes of the sea, 
and over the fowl of the air, and over 
the cattle, and over all the earth, and 
over every creeping thing that ereep 
eth upon the earth. 

29 And I, God, created man in mine 
own image, in the image of mine Only 
Begotten created I him ; male and 
female created I them. 

30 And I, God, blessed them, and 
said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi 
ply, and replenish the earth, and 
subdue it; and have dominion over 
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl 
of the air, and over every living 
thing that moveth upon the earth. 

31 And I, God, said unto man, Be 
hold, I have given you every herb, 
bearing seed, which is upon the face 
of all the earth ; and every tree in 
the which shall be the fruit of a tree, 
yielding seed ; to you it shall be for 
meat. 

32 And to every beast of the earth, 
and to every fowl of the air, and to 
everything that ereepeth upon the 
earth, wherein I grant life, there 



shall be given every clean herb for 
meat ; and it was so, even as I spake. 
33 And I, God, saw everything 
that I had made, and behold, all 
things which I had made were very 
good. And the evening and the 
morning were the sixth day. 

CHAPTER TI. 

The Jristory nf tlie creation continued Mar 
riage instituted The day of rest. 
THUS the heaven and the earth 
were finished, and all the host of 
them. 

2 And on the seventh day, I, God, 
ended my work, and all things which 
I had made ; and I rested on the 
seventh day from all my work ; and 
all things which I had made were 
finished. And I, God, saw that they 
were good. 

3 And I, God, blessed the seventh 
day, and sanctified it, because that 
in it I had rested from all my work, 
which I, God, had created and made. 

4 And now, behold, I say unto you, 
that these are the generations of the 
heaven, and of the earth, when they 
were created in the day that I the 
Lord God made the heaven and the 
earth, and every plant of the field 
before it was in the earth, and every 
herb of the field before it grew ; 

5 For I, the Lord God, created all 
things of which I have spoken, 
spiritually, before they were natu 
rally upon the face of the earth ; for 
I, the Lord God, had not caused it 
to rain upon the face of the earth. 

6 And I, the Lord God, had created 
all the children of men, and not yet 
a man to till the ground, for in hea 
ven created I them, and there was 
not yet flesh upon the earth, neither 
in the water, neither in the air ; 

7 But I, the Lord God, spake, and 
there went up a mist from the earth, 
and watered the whole face of the 
ground. 

8 And I, the Lord God, formed man 
from the dust of the ground, and 
breathed into his nostrils the breath 
of life ; and man became a living 
soul ; the first flesh upon the earth, 
the first man also ; 

9 Nevertheless, all things were be 
fore created, but spiritually were 
they created and made, according to 
my word. 

10 And I, the Lord God, planted a 



CHAPTER III. 



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garden eastward in Eden ; and there 
I put the man whom I had formed. 

11 And out of the ground, made I, 
the Lord God, to grow every tree na 
turally, that is pleasant to the sight 
of man, and man could behold it, 
and it became also a Jiving soul ; for 
it was spiritual in the day that I 
created it; for it remaineth in the 
sphe :e in which I, God, created it ; 
yea, even all things which I prepared 
for the use of man ; and man saw 
that it was good for food. 

12 And I, the Lord God, planted 
the tree of life also, in the midst of 
the garden ; and also the tree of 
knowledge of good and evil- 

13 And I, the Lord God, caused a 
river to go out of Eden, to water the 
garden ; and from thence it was 
parted, and became into four heads. 

14 And I, the Lord God, called the 
name of the first Pison, and it com- 
passeth the whole land of Havilah, 
where I, the Lord, created much 
gold ; and the gold of that land was 
good, and there was bdellium, and 
the onyx stone. 

15 And the name of the second 
river was called Gihon, the same that 
compasseth the whole land of Ethio 
pia. 

16 And the name of the third river 
was Hiddekel, that which goeth to 
ward the east of Assyria. 

17 And the fourth river was Eu 
phrates. 

18 And I,' the Lord God, took the 
man, .and put him into -the garden 
of Eden, to dress it, and to keep it. 

19 And I, the Lord God, com 
manded the man, saying, Of every 
tree of the garden thou mayest freely 
eat; 

20 But of the tree of the knowledge 
of good and evil, thou shalt not eat 
of it: 

21 Nevertheless, thou mayest choose 
for thyself, for it is given unto thee ; 
but remember that I forbid it : 

22 For in the day thou eatest thereof 
thou shalt surely die. 

23 And I, the Lord God, said unto 
mine Only Begotten, that it was 
not good that the man should be 
alone : 

24 Wherefore, I will make an help 
meet for him. 

25 And out of the ground, I the 



Lord God, formed every beast of the 
field, and every fowl of the air; and 
commanded that they should come 
unto Adam, to see what he would call 
them. 

26 And they were also living souls; 
for I, God, breathed into them the 
breath of life, and commanded that 
whatsoever Adam called every living 
creature, that should be the name 
thereof. 

27 And Adam gave names to all 
cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and 
to every beast of the field ; but as 
for Adam, there was not found an 
help meet for him. 

28 And I, the Lord God, caused a 
deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and 
he slept, and I took one of his ribs, 
and closed up the flesh in the stead 
thereof; and the rib, which I, the 
Lord God had taken from man, made 
I a woman, and brought her unto the 
man. 

29 And Adam said, This I know 
now is bone of my bones, and flesh 
of my flesh. She shall be cnlled wo 
man, because she was taken out of 
man. 

30 Therefore shall a man leave his 
father and his mother, and shall 
cleave unto his wife ; and they shal) 
be one flesh. 

31 And they were both naked, the 
man and his wife, and were not 
ashamed. 

err AFTER in. 

Rebellirm of Satan Marts agt.ncy, te.mpta- 
tiim and faH. 

AND I, the Lord God, spake unto 
Moses, saying, That Satan whom 
thou hast commanded in the name 
of mine Only Begotten, is the same 
which was from the beginning; 

2 And he came before me, saying, 
Behold I, send me, I will be thy Son, 
and I will redeem all mankind, that 
one soul shall not be lost, and surely 
I will do it: wherefore, give me thine 
honour. 

3 But behold, my beloved Son, 
which was my beloved and chosen 
from the beginning, said unto me; 
Father, thy will be done, and the 
glory be thine for ever. 

4 Wherefore, because that Satan 
rebelled against me, and sought to 
destroy the agency of man. which I, 
the Lord God, had given him ; and 



14 GENESIS. 

also that I should give unto him 
mine own power; by the power of 
mine Only Begotten I caused that 
he should be cast down, and he be 
came Satan; 

5 Yea, even the devil, the father of 
all lies, to deceive, and to blind men, 
and to lead them captive at his will, 
even as many as would not hearken 
unto my voice. 

6 And now, the serpent was more 
subtle than any beast of the field, 
which I, the Lord God, had made. 

7 And Satan put it into the heart 
of the serpent, for he had drawn 
away many after him ; and he sought 
also to beguile Eve, for he knew not 
the mind of God; wherefore, he 
sought to destroy the world. 

8 And he said unto the woman, Yea, 
hath God said, Ye shall not eat of 
every tree of the garden. And he 
spake by the mouth of the serpent. 

9 And the woman said unto the 
serpent, We may eat of the fruit of 
the trees of the garden ; but of the 
fruit of the tree which thou beholdest 
in the midst of the garden, God 
hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, nei 
ther shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 

10 And the serpent said unto the 
woman, Ye shall not surely die ; for 
God doth know, that in the day ye 
eat thereof, then your eyes shall be 
opened, and ye shall be as gods, 
knowing good and evil. 

11 And when the woman saw that 
the tree was good for food, and that 
it became pleasant to the eyes, and a 
tree to be desired to make her wise, 
she took of the fruit thereof, and did 
eat ; and gave also unto her husband 
with her, and he did eat. 

12 And the eyes of them both were 
opened, and they knew that they 
had been naked ; and they sewed fig 
leaves together, and made themselves 
aprons. 

13 And they heard the voice of the 
Lord God, as they were walking in 
the garden, in the cool of the day. 

14 And Adam and his wife went to 
hide themselves from the presence of 
the Lord God, amongst the trees of 
the garden. 

15 And I, the Lord God, called unto 
Adam, and said unto him, Where 
goest thou? And he said, I heard 
thy voice, in the garden, and I was 



afraid, because I beheld that I was 
naked, and I hid myself. 

16 And I, the Lord God, said unto 
Adam, Who told thee tnat thou wast 
naked ? Hast thou eaten of the tree 
whereof I commanded thee that thou 
shouldst not eat, if so thou shouldst 
surely die ? 

17 And the man said, The woman 
whom thou gavest me, and com 
manded that she should remain with 
me, she gave me of the fruit of the 
tree, and I did eat. 

18 And I, the Lord God, said unto 
the woman, What is this thing which 
thou hast done ? 

19 And the woman said, The ser 
pent beguiled me, and I did eat. 

20 And I, the Lord God, said unto 
the serpent, Because thou hast done 
this, thou shalt be cursed above all 
cattle, and above every beast of the 
field ; upon thy belly shalt thou go, 
and dust shalt thou eat all the days 
of thy life ; 

21 And I will put enmity between 
thee and the woman ; between thy 
seed and her seed; and he shall 
bruise thy head, and thou shalt 
bruise his heel. 

22 Unto the woman, I, the Lord 
God, said, I will greatly multiply thy 
sorrow, and thy conception ; in sor 
row thou shalt bring forth children, 
and thy desire shall be to thy hus 
band, and he shall rule over thee. 

23 And unto Adam, I, the Lord 
God, said, Because thou hast heark 
ened unto the voice of thy wife, and 
hast eaten of the fruit of the tree, of 
which I commanded thee, saying, 
Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall 
be the ground for thy sake ; in sorrow 
shalt thou eat of it all the days of 
thy life ; 

24 Thorns also and thistles shall it 
bring forth to thee ; and thou shalt 
eat the herb of the field ; 

25 By the sweat of thy face shalt 
thou eat bread, until thou sbalt 
return unto the ground, for thou 
shalt surely die; for out of it wast 
thou taken, for dust thou wast, and 
unto dust shalt thou return. 

26 And Adam called his wife's name 
Eve, because she was the mother of 
all living ; for thus have I, the Lord 
God, called the first of all women, 
which are manv 



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27 Unto Adam, and also unto his 
wife, did I, the Lord God, make coats 
of skins, and clothed them. 

28 And I, the Lord God, said unto 
mine Only Begotten, Behold, the man 
is become as one of us, to know good 
and evil ; and now, lest he put forth 
his hand, and partake also of the 
tree of life, and eat, and live forever; 

29 Therefore, I, the Lord God, will 
send him forth from the garden of 
Eden, to till the ground from whence 
he was taken ; 

30 For, as I, the Lord God, liveth, 
even so my words cannot return void, 
for, as they go forth out of my mouth, 
they must be fulfilled. 

31 So I drove out the man, and 
I placed at the east of the garden 
of Eden, cherubim, and a naming 
sword, which turned every way, to 
keep the way of the tree of life. 

32 (And these are the words which 
I spake unto my servant Moses. And 
they are true, even as I will. 

33 And I have spoken them unto 
you. See thou show them unto no 
man, until I command you, except 
they that believe.) Amen. 

CHAPTER IV. 

Sons and daughters born to Adam Offering 
of sacrifices Redemption declared Satan 
estranges man from God. 

AND it came to pass, that after I, 
the Lord God, had driven them 
out, that Adam began to till the 
earth, and to have dominion over all 
the beasts of the field, and to eat his 
bread by the sweat of his brow, as I, 
the Lord had commanded him ; and 
Eve also, his wife, did labour with 
him. 

2 And Adam knew his wife, and 
she bare unto him sons and daugh 
ters, and they began to multiply, 
and to replenish the earth. 

3 And from that time forth, the sons 
and daughters of Adam began to 
divide, two and two, in the land, and 
to till the land, and to tend flocks; 
and they also begat sons and daugh 
ters. 

4 And Adam called upon the name 
of the Lord, and Eve also, his wife ; 
and they heard the voice of the Lord, 
from the way towards the garden of 
Eden, speaking unto them, and they 
saw him not; for they were shut out 
from his presence. 



5 And he gave unto them command 
ments, that they should worship the 
Lord their God ; and should offer the 
firstlings of their flocks for an offer 
ing unto the Lord. 

6 And Adam was obedient unto the 
commandments of the Lord. And 
after many days, an angel of the 
Lord appeared unto Adam, saying, 
Why dost thou offer sacrifices unto 
the Lord ? And Adam said unto him, 
I know not, save the Lord command 
ed me. 

7 And then the angel spake, saying, 
This thing is a similitude of the sac 
rifice of the Only Begotten of the 
Father, which is full of grace and 
truth ; 

8 Wherefore, thou shalt do all that 
thou doest, in the name of the Son. 
And thou shalt repent, and call upon 
God, in the name of the Son for ever 
more. 

9 And in that day, the Holy Ghost 
fell upon Adam, which beareth re 
cord of the Father and the Son, say 
ing, I am the Only Begotten of the 
Father from the beginning, hence 
forth and for ever; that, as thou hast 
fallen, thou mayest be redeemed, 
and all mankind, even as many as 
will. 

10 And in that day Adam blessed 
God, and was filled, and began to 
prophesy concerning all the families 
of the earth; saying, Blessed be the 
name of God, for, because of my 
transgression my eyes are opened, 
and in this life I shall have joy, and 
again, in the flesh I shall see God. 

11 And Eve, his wife, heard all 
these things and was glad, saying, 
Were it not for our transgression, we 
never should have had seed, and 
never should have known good and 
evil, and the joy of our redemption, 
and the eternal life which God giveth 
unto all the obedient. 

12 And Adam and Eve blessed the 
name of God ; and they made all 
things known unto their sons and 
their daughters. 

13 And Satan came among them, 
saying, I am also a son of God, and 
he commanded them, saying, Believe 
it not. And they believed it not; 
and they loved Satan more than God. 
And men began from that time forth 
to be carnal, sensual and devilish. 



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CHAPTER V. 

Sa/an f strait fl?s man from God Salvation 
]>reachvd Sir Ik of Cain and Abel Se- 
cret combinations Abel slain, Cain cursed 
Secrets revealed by Lamech's urives Tfte 
far Hi cursed. 

AND the Lord God called upon 
men, by the Holy Ghost, every 
where, and commanded them that 
they should repent; 

2 And as many as believed in the 
Son, and repented of their sins, 
should be saved. And as many as 
believed not, and repented not, should 
be damned. And the words went 
forth out of the mouth of God, in a 
firm decree, wherefore they must be 
fulfilled. 

3 And Adam ceased not to call upon 
God ; and Eve also his wife. 

4 And Adam knew Eve his wife, 
and she conceived and bare Cain, 
and said, I have gotten a man from 
the Lord ; wherefore he may not re 
ject his words. But, behold, also 
Cain hearkened not, saying, Who is 
the Lord, that I should know him ? 

5 And she again conceived, and 
bare his brother Abel. And Abel 
hearkened unto the voice of the 
Lord. And Abel was a keeper of 
sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the 
ground. 

6 And Cain loved Satan more than 
God. And Satan commanded him, 
saying, Make an offering unto the 
Lord. And in process of time it 
came to pass, that Cain brought of 
the fruit of the ground an offering 
unto the Lord. 

7 And Abel, he also brought, of the 
firstlings of his flock, and of the fat 
thereof; and the Lord had respect 



unto Abel, and to his offering; but 
unto Cain, and to his offering, he had 
not respect. 

8 Now Satan knew this, and it 
pleased him. And Cain was very 
wroth, and his countenance fell. 

9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why 
art thou wroth ? Why is thy counte 
nance fallen? If thou doest well 
thou shalt be accepted, and if thou 
doest not well, sin lieth at the door ; 
and Satan desireth to have thee, and 
except thou shalt hearken unto my 
commandments, I will deliver thee 
up, and it shall be unto thee accord 
ing to his desire; and thou shalt rule 
'ver him, for from this time forth 



GENESIS. 

thou shalt be the father of his lies. 

10 Thou shalt be called Perdition, 
for thou wast also before the world, 
and it shall be said in time to come, 
that these abominations were had 
from Cain, for he rejected the greater 
counsel, which was had from God; 
and this is a cursing which I will put 
upon thee, except thou repent. 

11 And Cain was wroth, and listened 
not any more to the voice of the Lord, 
neither to Abel his brother, who 
walked in holiness before the Lord, 

12 And Adam also, and his wife, 
mourned before the Lord, because of 
Cain and his brethren. 

13 And it came to pass, that Cain 
took one of his brother's daughters 
to wife, and they loved Satan more 
than God. 

14 And Satan said unto Cain, Swear 
unto me by thy throat, and if thou 
tell it thou shalt die ; and swear thy 
brethren by their heads, and by the 
living God, that they tell it not; tor 
if they tell it they shall surely die. 
and this that thy father may not 
know it ; and this day I will deliver 
thy brother Abel into thine hands. 

15 And Satan swear unto Cain, that 
he would do according to his com 
mands. And all these things were 
done in secret. 

16 And Cain saith, Truly I am 
Mahan, the master of this great 
secret, that I may murder and get 
gain. Wherefore Cain was called 
Master Mahan : and he gloried in his 
wickedness. 

17 And Cain went into the field, and 
Cain talked with Abel his brother ; 
and it came to pass, that while they 



ies. 
on, 



were in the field, Cain rose up against 
Abel his brother, and slew him. 

18 And Cain gloried in that which 
he had done, saying, I am free ; 
surely the flocks of my brother falleth 
into my hands. 

19 And the Lord said unto Cain, 
Where is Abel, thy brother ? And he 
said, I know not, am I my brother's 
keeper ? 

20 And the Lord said, What hast 
thou done ? The voice of thy brother's 
blood cries unto me from the ground. 

21 And now, thou shalt be cursed 
from the earth, which hath opened 
her mouth to receive thy brother's 
blood from thv hand. 



CHAPTER V. 



17 



22 When thou tiilest the ground, it 
shall not henceforth yield unto thee 
her strength ; a fugitive and a 
vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. 

23 And Cain said unto the Lord, 
Satan tempted me, because of my 
brother's nocks ; and I was wroth 
also, for his offering thou didst accept, 
and not mine. 

24 My punishment is greater than I 
can bear ! Behold, thou hast driven 
rae out this day from the face of the 
Lord, and from thy face shall I be 
hid ; and I shall be a fugitive and a 
vagabond in the earth ; and it shall 
come to pass, that he that findeth me 
will slay me, because of mine in 
iquities, for these things are not hid 
from the Lord. 

25 And I, the Lord, said unto him, 
Whosoever slayeth thee, vengeance 
shall be taken on him seven-fold; and 
I, the Lord, set a mark upon Cain, 
lest any finding him should kill him. 

20 And Cain was shut out from the 
presence of the Lord, and with his 
wife and many of his brethren, dwelt 
in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. 

27 And Cain knew his wife, and she 
conceived and bare Enoch, and he 
also begat many sons and daughters. 
And he builded a city, and he called 
the name of the city after the name 
of his son Enoch. 

28 And unto Enoch was born Irad, 
and other sons and daughters, and 
Irad begat Mahujael, and other sons 
and daughters. 

29 And Mahujael begat Methusael, 
and other sons and daughters. And 
Methusael begat Lamech. 

30 And Lamech took unto himself 
two wives, the name of one being 
Adah, and the name of the other, 
Zillah. 

31 And Adah bare Jabal; he was 
the father of such as dwell in tents, 
and they were keepers of cattle ; and 
his brother's name was Jubal, who 
was the father of all such as handle 
the harp and organ. 

32 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal 
Cain, an instructor of every artificer 
in brass and iron ; and the sister of 
Tubal Cain was called Naamah. 

33 And Lamech said unto his wives, 
Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice, ye 
wives of Lamech; hearken unto niy 
speech, for I have slain a man to my 

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wounding, and a young man to my 
hurt. 

34 If Cain shall be avenged seven 
fold, truly Lamech shall be seventy 
and seven fold. 

35 For, Lamech having entered into 
a covenant with Satan, after the man 
ner of Cain, wherein he became 
Master Mahan, master of that great 
secret which was administered unto 
Cain by Satan ; 

36 And Irad, the son of Enoch, 
having known their secret, began to 
reveal it unto the sons of Adam ; 
wherefore, Lamech, being angry, slew 
him, not like unto Cain his brother 
Abel for the sake of getting gain ; 
but he slew him for the oath's sake ; 

37 For, from the days of Cain, there 
was a secret combination, and their 
works were in the dark, and they 
knew every man his brother. 

38 Wherefore the Lord cursed La 
mech and his house, and all they 
that had covenanted with Satan ; for 
they kept not the commandments of 
God. And it displeased God, and he 
ministered not unto them. 

39 And their works were abomina 
tions, and began to spread among all 
the sons of men. And it was among 
the sons of men. 

40 And among the daughters of men, 
these things were not spoken; be 
cause that Lamech had spoken the 
secret unto his wives, and they re 
belled against him, and declared 
these things abroad, and had not 
compassion. 

41 Wherefore Lamech was despised, 
and cast out, and came not among 
the sons of men, lest he should die. 

42 And thus the works of darkness 
began to prevail among all the sons 
of men. 

43 And God cursed the earth with 
a sore curse, and was angry with the 
wicked, with all the sons of men whom 
he had made, for they would not 
hearken unto his voice, nor believe 
on his Only Begotten Son, even him 
whom he declared should come in the 
meridian of time ; who was prepared 
from before the foundation of the 
world. 

44 And thus the gospel began to be 
preached from the beginning, being 
declared by holy angels, sent forth 
from the presence of God; and by 



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GENESIS. 



his own voice, and by the gift of the 
Holy Ghost. 

45 And thus all things were con 
firmed unto Adam by an holy ordi 
nance ; and the gospel preached ; and 
a decree sent forth that it should be 
in the world until the end thereof; 
and thus it was. Amen. 

CHAPTER VI. 

Adam warns men to repent Seth is l>nrn 
TJie priesthood is shown Bonk nf genera 
tions kept Satan has dominion God's 
promise to Enoch Enoch's vision His 
preaching. 

AND Adam hearkened unto the 
voice of God, and called upon 
his sons to repent. 

2 And Adam knew his wife again, 
and she bare a son, and he called his 
name Seth. 

3 And Adam glorified the name of 
God, for he said, God hath appointed 
me another seed instead of Abel whom 
Cain slew. 

4 And God revealed himself unto 
Seth, and he rebelled not, but offered 
an acceptable sacrifice like unto his 
brother Abel. And to him also was 
born a son, and he called his name 
Enos. 

5 And then began these men to call 
upon the name of the Lord ; and the 
Lord blessed them ; and a book of 
remembrance was kept in the which 
was recorded in the language of Adam, 
for it was given unto as many as 
called upon God, to write by the 
Spirit of inspiration ; 

6 And by them their children were 
taught to read and write, having a 
language which was pure and unde- 
filed. 

7 Now this same priesthood which 
was in the beginning, shall be in the 
end of the world also. 

8 Now this prophecy Adam spake, 
as he was moved upon by the Holy 
Ghost. 

9 And a genealogy was kept of the 
children of God. And this was the 
book of the generations of Adam, 
saying, In the day that God created 
man, (in the likeness of God made 
he him,) in the image of his own 
body, male and female created he 
them, and blessed them, and called 
their name Adam, in the day when 
they were created, and became living 
souls, in the land, upon the footstool 
of God. 



10 And Adam lived one hundred 
and thirty years, and begat a son in 
his own likeness, after his own image, 
and called his name Seth. 

11 And the days of Adam, after he 
had begotten Seth, were eight hun 
dred years. And he begat many 
sons and daughters. And all the days 
that Adam lived, were nine hundred 
and thirty years; and he died. 

12 Seth lived one hundred and five 
years, and begat Enos, and prophe 
sied in all his days, and taught his 
son Enos in the ways of God. Where 
fore Enos prophesied also. And Seth 
lived after he begat Enos, eight hun 
dred and seven years, and begat many 
sons and daughters. 

13 And the children of men were 
numerous upon all the face of the 
land. And in those days, Satan had 
great dominion among men, and raged 
in their hearts; and from thenceforth 
came wars and bloodshed. 

14 And a man's hand was against 
his own brother in administering 
death, because of secret works, seek 
ing for power. And all the days of 
Seth were nine hundred and twelve 
years ; and he died. 

15 And Enos lived ninety years, and 
begat Cainan. And Enos, and the 
residue of the people of God, came 
out from the land which was called 
Shulon, and dwelt in a land of pro 
mise, which he called after his own 
son, whom he had named Cainan. 

16 And Enos lived, after he begat 
Cainan, eight hundred and fifteen 
years, and begat many sons and 
daughters. And all the days of Enos 
were nine hundred and five years ; 
and he died. 

17 And Cainan lived seventy years, 
and begat Mahalaleel. 

18 And Cainan lived after iie begat 
Mahalaleel, eight hundred and forty 
years, and begat sons and daughters. 
And all the days of Cainan were nine 
hundred and ten years ; and he died. 

19 And Mahalaleel lived sixty-five 
years, and begat Jared. 

20 And Mahalaleel lived after he be 
gat Jared, eight hundred and thirty 
years, and begat sons and daughters. 
And all the days of Mahalaleel were 
eight hundred and ninety -five years; 
and he died. 

21 And Jared lived one hundred and 



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sixty-two years, and begat Enoch. 

22 And Jared lived, after he begat 
Enoch, eight hundred years, and be 
gat sons and daughters. And Jared 
taught Enoch in all the ways of God. 

23 And this is the genealogy of the 
sons of Adam, who was the son of 
God, with whom God himself con 
versed. 

24 And they were preachers of 
righteousness, and spake and pro 
phesied, and called upon all men 
everywhere to repent. And faith was 
taught unto the children of men. 

25 And it came to pass, that all the 
days of Jared were nine hundred and 
sixty-two years ; and he died. 

26 And Enoch lived sixty-five years, 
and begat Methuselah. And it came 
to pass that Enoch journeyed in the 
land, among the people ; and as he 
journeyed, the Spirit of God descend 
ed out of heaven, and abode upon 
him ; 

27 And he heard a voice from hea 
ven, saying, Enoch, my son, prophesy 
unto this people, and say unto them, 
Repent, for thus saith the Lord, I 
am angry with this people, and my 
fierce anger is kindled against them; 
for their hearts have waxed hard, 
and their ears are dull of hearing, 
and their eyes cannot see afar off. 

28 And for these many generations, 
even since the day that I created 
them, have they gone astray, and 
have denied me, and have sought 
their own counsels in the dark; and 
in their own abominations have they 
devised murder, and have not kept 
the commandments which I gave 
unto their father Adam. 

29 Wherefore, they have forsworn 
themselves, and by their oaths they 
have brought upon themselves death. 

30 And an hell I have prepared for 
them, if they repent not ; 

31 And this is a decree which I 
have sent forth in the beginning of 
the world, from mine own mouth, 
from the foundation thereof; and 
by the mouths of my servants, thy 
fathers, have I decreed it ; even as it 
shall be sent forth in the world, unto 
the end thereof. 

32 And when Enoch had heard 
these words, he bowed himself to the 
earth, before the Lord, and spake 
before the Lord, saying, Why is it 



that I have found favour in thy 
sight, and am but a lad, and all the 
people hate me, for I am slow of 
speech ; wherefore am I thy servant ? 

33 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Go forth, and do as I have com 
manded thee, and no man shall 
pierce thee. 

34 Open thy mouth, and it shall be 
filled, and I will give thee utterance; 
for all flesh is in my hands, and I 
will do as seemeth me good. 

35 Say unto this people, Choose ye 
this day to serve the Lord God who 
made you. 

36 Behold, my Spirit is upon you; 
wherefore all thy words will I justify, 
and the mountains shall flee before 
you, and the rivers shall turn from 
their course ; and thou shalt abide in 
me, and I in you; therefore walk 
with me. 

37 And the Lord spake unto Enoch, 
and said unto him, Anoint thine eyes 
with clay, and wash them, and thou 
shalt see ; and he did so. 

38 And he beheld the spirits that 
God had created, and he beheld also 
things which were not visible to the 
natural eye ; and from thenceforth 
came the saying abroad in the land, 
A seer hath the Lord raised up unto 
his people. 

39 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
went forth in the land, among the 
people, standing upon the hills, and 
the high places, and cried with a 
loud voice, testifying against their 
works. 

40 And all men were offended be 
cause of him ; and- they came forth 
to hear him upon the high places, 
saying unto the tent-keepers, Tarry 
ye here and keep the tents, while we 
go yonder to behold the seer, for he 
prophesieth ; and there is a strange 
thing in the land, a wild man hath 
come among us. 

41 And it came to pass when they 
heard him, no man laid hands on 
him, for fear came on all them that 
heard him, for he walked with God. 

42 And there came a man unto 
him, whose name was Mahijah, and 
said unto him, Tell us plainly who 
thou art, and from whence thou 
comest. 

43 And he said unto them, I came 
out from the land of Cainan, the 



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land of my fathers, a land of right 
eousness unto this day; and iny 
father taught me in all the ways of 
God. 

44 And it came to pass, as I jour 
neyed from the land of Cainan by 
the sea east, I beheld a vision ; and 
lo, the heavens I saw, and the Lord 
spake with me, and gave me com 
mandment ; wherefore for this cause, 
to keep the commandment, I speak 
forth these words. 

45 And Enoch continued his speech, 
saying, The Lord which spake with 
me, the same is the God of heaven, 
and he is my God and your God, 
and ye are my brethren; and why 
counsel ye yourselves, and deny the 
God of heaven ? 

46 The heavens he made ; the earth 
is his footstool, and the foundation 
thereof is his ; behold, he laid it, and 
hosts of men hath he brought in 
upon the face thereof. 

47 And death hath come upon our 
fathers ; nevertheless, we know them, 
and cannot deny, and even the first 
of all we know, even Adam; for a 
book of remembrance we have writ 
ten among vis, according to the pat 
tern given by the finger of God ; and 
it is given in our own language. 

48 And as Enoch spake forth the 
words of God, the people trembled 
and could not stand in his presence. 

49 And he said unto them, Because 
that Adam fell, we are ; and by his 
fall came death, and we are .made 
partakers of misery and woe. 

50 Behold, Satan hath come among 
the children of men, and tempteth 
them to worship him ; and men have 
become carnal, sensual, and devilish, 
and are shut out from the presence 
of God. 

51 But God hath made known unto 
our fathers, that all men must re 
pent. 

52 And he called upon our father 
Adain, by his own voice, saying, I 
am God ; I made the world, and men 
before they were in the flesh. 

53 And he also said unto him, If 
thou wilt, turn unto me and hearken 
unto my voice, and believe, and re 
pent of all thy transgressions, and 
be baptized, even in water, in the 
name of mine Only Begotten Son, 
who is full of grace and truth, which 



is Jesus Christ, the only name which 
shall be given under heaven, whereby 
salvation shall come unto the chil 
dren of men ; and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost, asking 
all things in his name, and whatso 
ever ye shall ask it shall be given 
you. 

54 And our father Adam spake 
unto the Lord, and said, Why is it 
that men must repent, and be bap 
tized in water ? 

55 And the Lord said unto Adam, 
Behold, I have forgiven thee thy 
transgression in the garden of Eden. 

56 Hence came the saying abroad 
among the people, that the Son of 
God hath atoned for original guilt, 
wherein the sins of the parents can 
not be answered upon the heads of 
the children, for they are whole from 
the foundation of the world. 

57 And the Lord spake unto Adam, 
saying, Inasmuch as thy children 
are conceived in sin, even so, when 
they begin to grow up sin conceiveth 
in their hearts, and they taste the 
bitter, that they may know to prize 
the good. 

58 And it is given unto them, to 
know good from evil; wherefore, they 
are agents unto themselves. 

59 And I have given unto you an 
other law and commandment ; where 
fore teach it unto your children, that 
all men, everywhere, must repent, or 
they can in no wise inherit the king 
dom of God. 

60 For no unclean thing can dwell 
there, or dwell in his presence ; for, 
in the language of Adam, Man of 
Holiness is his name ; and the name 
of his Only Begotten is the Son of 
Man, even Jesus Christ, a righteous 
judge, who shall come in the meridian 
of time. 

61 Therefore I give unto you a com 
mandment, to teach these things 
freely unto your children, saying, that 
by reason of transgression cometh 
the fall, which fall bringeth death; 
and inasmuch as ye were born into 
the world by water and blood, and 
the spirit, which I have made, and so 
became of dust a living soul ; 

62 Even so ye must be born again, 
into the kingdom of heaven, of water, 
and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by 
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Begotten ; that ye might he sanctified 
from all sin; and enjoy the words of 
eternal life in this world, and eternal 
life in the world to come ; even im 
mortal glory. 

63 For, by the water ye keep the 
commandment; by the Spirit ye are 
justified; and by the blood ye are 
sanctified. 

64 Therefore it is given to abide in 
you, the record of heaven, the Com 
forter, the peaceable things of immor 
tal glory, the truth of all things, that 
which quickeneth all things, which 
maketh alive all things, that which 
knoweth all things, and hath all 
power according to wisdom, mercy, 
truth, justice and judgment. 

65 And now, behold, I say unto you, 
This is the plan of salvation unto all 
men, through the blood of mine Only 
Begotten, who shall come in the me 
ridian of time. 

66 And, behold, all things have their 
likeness ; and all things are created 
and made to bear record of me : both 
things which are temporal, and things 
which are spiritual ; things which are 
in the heavens above, and things 
which are on the earth, and things 
which are in the earth, and things 
which are under the earth, both above 
and beneath, all things bear record 
of me. 

67 And it came to pass, when the 
Lord had spoken with Adam our 
father, that Adam cried unto the 
Lord, and he was caught away by 
the Spirit of the Lord, and was car 
ried down into the water, and was 
laid under the water, and was brought 
forth out of the water ; and thus he 
was baptized. 

68 And the Spirit of God descended 
upon him, and thus he was born of 
the Spirit, and became quickened in 
the inner man. 

69 And he heard a voice out of hea 
ven, saying, Thou art baptized with 
fire and with the Holy Ghost ; this is 
the record of the Father and the Son, 
from henceforth and for ever; 

70 And thou art after the order of 
him who was without beginning of 
days or end of years, from all eter 
nity to all eternity. 

71 Behold, thou art one in me, a 
son of God : and thus may all become 
my sons. Anien. 



CHAPTER VII. 

Prophecy of Enoch, his preaching The, 
heavens weep Rest promised the earth 
Zion is fled Covenant continued in Me 
thuselah. 

AND it came to pass, that Enoch 
continued his speech, saying, 
Behold, our father Adam taught 
these things, and many have be 
lieved, and become the sons of God ; 
and many have believed not, and 
have perished in their sins, and are 
looking forth with fear, in torment, 
for the fiery indignation of the wrath 
of God to be poured out upon them. 

2 And from that time forth, Enoch 
began to prophesy, saying unto the 
people, that, as I was journeying, and 
stood in the place Mahujah, and 
cried unto the Lord, there came a 
voice out of heaven, saying, Turn ye 
and get ye upon the mount Simeon. 

3 And it came to pass, that I turned 
and went up on the mount; and as I 
stood upon the mount, I beheld the 
heavens open, and I was clothed 
upon with glory. 

4 And I saw the Lord, and he stood 
before my face, and he talked with 
me, even as a man talketh one with 
another, face to face; and he said 
unto me, Look, and I will show unto 
thee the world for the space of many 
generations. 

5 And it came to pass, that I be 
held in the valley of Shum, and, lo ! 
a great people which dwelt in tents, 
which were the people of Shurn. 

6 And again the Lord said unto 
me, Look, and I looked towards the 
north, and I beheld the people of 
Cainan, which dwelt in tents. 

7 And the Lord said unto me, Pro 
phesy ; and I prophesied, saying, 

8 Behold, the people of Cainan 
which are numerous, shall go forth 
in battle array against the people of 
Shum, and shall slay them, that they 
shall be utterly destroyed. 

9 And the people of Cainan shall 
divide themselves in the land, and 
the land shall be barren and unfruit 
ful, and none other people shall dwell 
there, but the people of Cainan ; for, 
behold, the Lord shall curse the land 
with much heat, and the barrenness 
thereof shall go forth for ever. 

10 And there was a blackness came 
upon all the children of Cainan, thai 



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they were despised among all peo 
ple. 

11 And it came to pass, that the 
Lord said unto me, Look, and I 
looked, and I beheld the land of 
Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and 
the land of Omner, and the land of 
Heni, and the land of Shem, and the 
land of Haner, and the land of 
Hanannihah, and all the inhabitants 
thereof. 

12 And the Lord said unto me, Go 
forth to this people, and say unto 
them, Repent; lest I come out and 
smite them with a curse, and they 
die. 

13 And he gave unto me a com 
mandment, that I should baptize in 
the name of the Father, and of the 
Son, who is full of grace and truth, 
and the Holy Ghost which beareth 
record of the Father and the Son. 

14 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
continued to call upon all the people, 
save it were the people of Cainan, to 
repent. 

15 And so great was the faith of 
Enoch, that he led the people of God, 
and their enemies came to battle 
against them, and he spake the word 
of the Lord, and the earth trembled, 
and the mountains fled, even accord 
ing to his command. 

16 And the rivers of water were 
turned out of their course, and the 
roar of the lions was heard out of the 
wilderness. 

17 And all nations feared greatly, 
so powerful was the word of Enoch, 
and so great was the power of the 
language which God had given him. 

18 There also came up a land out 
of the depths of the sea; and so 
great was the fear of the enemies of 
the people of God, that they fled and 
stood afar off, and went upon the 
land which came up out of the depths 
of the sea. 

19 And the giants of the land also 
stood afar off; and there went forth a 
curse upon all the people which fought 
against God. 

20 And from that time forth, there 
were wars and bloodshed among 
them ; but the Lord came and dwelt 
with his people, and they dwelt in 
righteousness. 

21 And the fear of the Lord was 
upon all nations, so great was the 



glory of the Lord which was upon 
his people. 

22 And the Lord blessed the land, 
and they were blessed upon the moun 
tains, and upon the high places, and 
did flourish. 

23 And the Lord called his people, 
Zion ; because they were of one heart 
and one mind, and dwelt in right 
eousness ; and there was no poor 
among them. 

24 And Enoch continued his preach 
ing in righteousness unto the people 
of God. 

25 And it came to pass in his days, 
that he built a city that was called 
the city of Holiness, even Zion. 

26 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
talked with the Lord, and he said 
unto the Lord, Surely, Zion shall 
dwell in safety for ever. But the 
Lord said unto Enoch, Zion have I 
blessed, but the residue of the people 
have I cursed. 

27 And it came to pass, that the 
Lord showed unto Enoch all the in 
habitants of the earth, and he beheld, 
and lo ! Zion in process of time was 
taken up into heaven. 

28 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Behold mine abode for ever. 

29 And Enoch also beheld the re 
sidue of the people which were the 
sons of Adam, and they were a mix 
ture of all the seed of Adam, save 
it were the seed of Cain : for the 
seed of Cain were black, and had not 
place among them. 

30 And after that Zion was taken 
up into heaven, Enoch beheld, and 
lo, all the nations of the earth were 
before him ; and there came genera 
tion upon generation. 

31 And Enoch was high and lifted 
up, even in the bosom of the Father, 
(and the Son of Man ;) and, behold, 
the powers of Satan were upon all 
the face of the earth ; and he saw 
angels descending out of heaven, 
and he heard a loud voice, saying, 
Woe! woe! be unto the inhabitants 
of the earth ! 

32 And he beheld Satan, and he had 
a great chain in his hand, and it 
veiled the whole face of the earth 
with darkness ; and he looked up 
and laughed, and his angels rejoiced. 

33 And Enoch beheld angels de 
scending out of heaven, bearing testi- 



pon 



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uiony of the Father, and of the 
Son. 

34 And the Holy Ghost fell on 
many, and they were caught up by 
the power of heaven into Zion. 

35 And it came to pass, that the 
God of heaven looked upon the re 
sidue of the people, and wept ; and 
Enoch bore record of it, saying, How 
is it that the heavens weep, and shed 
forth their tears as the rain upon the 
mountains? And Enoch said unto 
the Lord, How is it that thou canst 
weep, seeing thou art holy, and from 
all eternity to all eternity ? 

36 And were it possible that man 
could number the particles of the 
earth, yea, and millions of earths 
like'this, it would not be a beginning 
to the number of thy creations ; 

37 And thy curtains are stretched 
out still, and thou art there, and thy 
bosom is there ; and also, thou art 
just, thou art merciful and kind for 
ever ; 

38 Thou hast taken Zion to thine 
own bosom, from all thy creations, 
from all eternity to all eternity ; and 
naught but peace, justice, and truth 
is the habitation of thy throne ; and 
mercy shall go before thy face and 
have no end. How is it that thou 
canst weep ? 

39 The Lord said unto Enoch, Be 
hold, these thy brethren, they are 
the workmanship of mine own hands, 
and I gave unto them their knowledge 
in the day that I created them. 

40 And in the garden of Eden gave 
I unto man his agency ; and unto 
thy brethren have I said, and also 
gave commandment, that they should 
love one another; and that they 
should choose me their Father. 

41 But, behold, they are without 
affection, and they hate their own 
blood ; and the fire of mine indigna 
tion is kindled against them ; and in 
my hot displeasure will I send in the 
floods upon them ; for my fierce 
anger is kindled against them. 

42 Behold, I am God ; Man of Holi 
ness is my name ; Man of Council 
is my name ; and Endless and Eter 
nal is my name also. Wherefore I 
can stretch forth my hands and hold 
all the creations which I have made, 
and mine eye can pierce them also. 

43 And among all the workmanship 



of my hands there has not been so 
great wickedness as among thy bre 
thren ; but, behold, their sins shall 
be upon the heads of their fathers ; 
Satan shall be their father, and mi 
sery shall be their doom ; and the 
whole heavens shall weep over them, 
even all the workmanship of my 
hands. 

44 Wherefore should not the hea 
vens weep, seeing these shall suffer ? 
But, behold, these which thine eyes 
are upon shall perish in the floods ; 
and, behold, I will shut them up ; a 
prison have I prepared for them, and 
that which I have chosen has plead 
before my face ; 

45 Wherefore he suffereth for their 
sins, inasmuch as they will repent, 
in the day that my chosen shall re 
turn unto me; and until that day 
they shall be in torment. 

46 Wherefore for this shall the hea 
vens weep, yea, and all the work 
manship of my hands. 

47 And it came to pass, that the 
Lord spake unto Enoch, and told 
Enoch all the doings of the children 
of men. 

48 Wherefore Enoch knew and 
looked upon their wickedness, and 
their misery ; and wept, and stretch 
ed forth his arms, and his hear-i 
swelled wide as eternity, and his 
bowels yearned, and all eternity 
shook. 

49 And Enoch saw Noah also, and 
his family, that the posterity of all 
the sons of Noah should be saved 
with a temporal salvation. 

50 Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah 
built an ark, and the Lord smiled 
upon it, and held it in his own hand ; 
but upon the residue of the wicked 
came the floods and swallowed them 
up. 

51 And as Enoch saw thus, he had 
bitterness of soul, and wept over his 
brethren, and said unto the heavens, 
I will refuse to be comforted. 

52 But the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Lift up your heart and be glad, and 
look. And it came to pass, that 
Enoch looked, and from Noah he be 
held all the families of the earth ; 
and he cried unto the Lord, saying, 
When shall the day of the Lord 
come ? When shall the blood of the 
righteous be shed, that all they that 



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-mourn may be sanctified, and have 
eternal life ? 

53 And the Lord said. It shall be in 
the meridian of time ; in the days of 
wickedness and vengeance. 

54 And, behold, Enoch saw the day 
of the coming of the Son of Man, 
even in the flesh; and his soul re 
joiced, saying, The righteous is lifted 
up ; and the Lamb is slain from the 
foundation of the world ; and through 
faith I am in the bosom of the 
Father; and behold, Zion is with 
me ! 

55 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
looked upon the earth, and he heard 
a voice from the bowels thereof, say 
ing, Woe ! woe ! is me, the mother 
of men ! I am pained, I am weary, 
because of the wickedness of my 
children ! When shall I rest, and 
be cleansed from the filthiness which 
has gone forth out of me ? When 
will my Creator sanctify me, that I 
may rest, and righteousness for a 
season abide upon my face. 

56 And when Enoch heard the earth 
mourn, he wept, and cried unto the 
Lord, saying, Lord, wilt thou not 
have compassion upon the earth? 
wilt thou not bless the children of 
Noah? 

57 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
continued his cry unto the Lord, say 
ing, I ask thee, Lord, in the name 
of thine Only Begotten, even Jesus 
Christ, that thou wilt have mercy 
upon Noah, and his seed, that the 
earth might never more be covered 
by the floods. 

58 And the Lord could not with 
hold ; and he covenanted with Enoch, 
and sware unto him with an oath, 
that he would stay the floods ; that 
he would call upon the children of 
Noah ; and he sent forth an unalter 
able decree, that a remnant of his 
seed should always be found among 
all nations, while the earth should 
stand. 

59 And the Lord said, Blessed is he 
through whose seed Messiah shall 
come; for he saith, I ain Messiah, 
the King of Zion, the Rock of 
heaven, which is broad as eternity ; 
and whoso cometh in at the gate, and 
climbeth up by me shall never fall. 

60 Wherefore blessed are they of 
whom I have spoken, for they shall 



come forth with songs of everlasting 

joy. 

61 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
cried unto the Lord, saying, When 
the Son of Man cometh in the flesh 
shall the earth rest ? I pray thee 
show me these things. 

62 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Look ; and he looked, and beheld the 
SOP of Man lifted up on the cross, 
after the manner of men. 

63 And he heard a loud voice, and 
the heavens were veiled ; and all the 
creations of God mourned, and the 
earth groaned ; and the rocks were 
rent; and the saints arose, and were 
crowned at the right hand of the Son 
of Man, with crowns of glory. 

64 And as many of the spirits as 
were in prison came forth and stood 
on the right hand of God. And the 
remainder were reserved in chains of 
darkness until the judgment of the 
great day. 

65 And again Enoch wept, and 
cried unto the Lord, saying, When 
shall the earth rest ? 

66 And Enoch beheld the Son of 
Man ascend up unto the Father; and 
he called unto the Lord, saying, Wilt 
thou not come again upon the earth ? 
for inasmuch as thou art God, and I 
know thee, and thou hast sworn unto 
me, and commanded me that I should 
ask in the name of thine Only Begot 
ten ; thou hast made me, and given 
me a right to thy throne, and not of 
myself, but through thine own grace ; 
wherefore I ask thee if thou wilt not 
come again on the earth ? 

67 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
As I live, even so will I come in the 
last days, in the days of wickedness 
and vengeance, to fulfil the oath 
which I made unto you concerning 
the children of Noah. 

68 And the day shall come that the 
earth shall rest. But before that day 
the heavens shall be darkened, and a 
veil of darkness shall cover the earth ; 
and the heavens shall shake, and also 
the earth. 

69 And great tribulations shall be 
among the children of men, but my 
people will I preserve; and right 
eousness will I send down out of 
heaven, and truth will I send forth 
out of the earth, to bear testimony of 
mine Only Begotten ; his resurrection 



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from the dead; yea, and also the 
resurrection of all men. 

70 And righteousness and truth will 
I cause to sweep the earth as with a 
flood, to gather out mine own elect 
from the four quarters of the earth, 
unto a place which I shall prepare ; 
an holy city, that my people may gird 
up their loins, and be looking forth 
for the time of my coming ; for there 
shall be my tabernacle, and it shall 
be called Zion ; a New Jerusalem. 

71 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 
Then shalt thou and all thy city meet 
them there; and we will receive them 
into our bosom ; and they shall see 
us, and we will fall upon their necks, 
and they shall fall upon our necks, 
and we will kiss each other; 

72 And there shall be mine abode, 
and it shall be Zion, which shall come 
forth out of all the creations which I 
have made ; and for the space of a 
thousand years shall the earth rest. 

73 And it came to pass, that Enoch 
saw the day of the coming of the Son 
of Man, in the last days, to dwell on 
the earth, in righteousness, for the 
space of a thousand years. 

74 But before that day, he saw great 
tribulation among the wicked ; and 
he also saw the sea, that it was 
troubled, and men's hearts failing 
them, looking forth with fear for the 
judgment of the Almighty God, which 
should come upon the wicked. 

75 And the Lord showed Enoch all 
things, even unto the end of the 
world. And he saw the day of the 
righteous, the hour of their re 
demption, and received a fulness of 

joy- 

76 And all the days of Zion, in the 
days of Enooh, were three hundred 
and sixty-five years. 

77 And Enoch and all his people 
walked with God, and he dwelt in the 
midst of Zion. 

78 And it came to pass, that Zion 
was not, for God received it up into 
his own bosom ; and from thence 
went forth the saying, Zion is fled. 
And all the days of Enoch were four 
hundred and thirty years. 

79 And it came to pass, that 
Methuselah, the son of Enoch, was 
not taken, that the covenants of the 
Lord might be fulfilled which he made 
to Enoch ; for he truly covenanted 



with Enoch, that Noah should be of 
the fruit of his loins. 

80 And it came to pass, that 
Methuselah prophesied that from his 
loins should spring all the kingdoms 
of the earth; (through Noah,) and he 
took glory unto himself. 

81 And there came forth a great 
famine into the land, and the Lord 
cursed the earth with a sore curse, 
and many of the inhabitants thereof 
died. 

82 And it came to pass, that 
Methuselah lived one hundred and 
eighty-seven j'ears, and begat La- 
mech ; and Methuselah lived after he 
begat Lamech, seven hundred and 
eighty-two years, and begat sons and 
daughters. And all the days of 
Methuselah were nine hundred and 
sixty-nine years, and he died. 

83 And Lamech lived one hundred 
and eighty-two years, and begat a 
son, and he called his name Noah, 
saying, This son shall comfort us 
concerning our work, and toil of our 
hands, because of the ground which 
the Lord hath cursed. 

84 And Lamech lived after hebe-gat 
Noah, five hundred and ninety-five 
years, and begat sons and daughters. 
And all the days of Lamech were 
seven hundred and seventy-seven 
years ; and he died. 

85 And Noah was four hundred and 
fifty years old, and begat Japheth, 
and forty-two years afterwards, he 
begat Shcm, of her who was the 
mother of Japheth, and when he was 
five hundred years old, he begat Ham. 

CHAPTER VIII. 

TJie, sons of God transgress by tal<~ing wivs 
nf the daughters of men Noah declares 
the gospel Tlie earth filled with violence 
T/ie Jlond foretold The ark made Com 
mandment of Noali Two by tivo, the 
male and his female saved The ark rests, 
the waters abate. 

AND Noah and his sons hearkened 
unto the Lord, and gave heed ; 
and they were called the sons of God. 

2 And when these men began to 
multiply on the face of the earth, 
and daughters were born unto them, 
the sons of men saw that their daugh 
ters were fair, and they took them 
wives even as they chose. 

3 And the Lord said unto Noah, 
The daughters of thy sons have sold 
themselves, for behold, mine anger is 



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Liudled against the sons of men, for 
they will not hearken to my voice. 

4 And it came to pass, that Noah 
prophesied, and taught the things of 
God, even as it was in the beginning. 

5 And the Lord said unto Noah, My 
Spirit shall not always strive with 
man, for he shall know that all flesh 
shall die, yet his days shall be an 
hundred and twenty years ; and if 
men do not repent, I will send in the 
floods upon them. 

6 And in those days there were 
giants on the earth, and they sought 
Noah to take away his life ; 

7 But the Lord was with Noah, and 
the power of the Lord was upon him ; 
and the Lord ordained Noah after his 
own order, and commanded him that 
he should go forth and declare his 
gospel unto the children of men, even 
as it was given unto Enoch. 

8 And it came to pass that Noah 
called upon the children of men, that 
they should repent, but they heark 
ened not unto his words. 

9 And also, after that they had 
heard him, they came up before him, 
saying, Behold, we are the sons of 
God; have we not taken unto our 
selves the daughters of men ? and 
are we not eating and drinking, and 
marrying and given in marriage? 
and our wives bear unto us children, 
and the same are mighty men, which 
are like unto them of old, men of 
great renown. And they hearkened 
not unto the words of Noah. 

10 And God saw that the wicked 
ness of man had become great in the 
earth ; and every man was lifted up 
in the imagination of the thoughts of 
his heart; being only evil continually. 

11 And it came to pass, that Noah 
continued his preaching unto the 
people, saying, Hearken and give 
heed unto my words, believe and re 
pent of your sins and be baptized in 
the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of 
God, even as our fathers did, and ye 
shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye 
may have all things made manifest; 

12 And if you do not this, the floods 
will come in upon you ; nevertheless, 
they hearkened not. 

13 And it repented Noah, and his 
heart was pained, that the Lord made 
man on the earth, and it grieved him 
at the heart. 



14 And the Lord said, I will destroy 
man whom I have created, from the 
face of the earth, both man and beast, 
and the creeping things, and the fowls 
of the air; 

15 For it repenteth Noah that I 
have created them, and that I have 
made them ; and he hath called upon 
me, for they have sought his life. 

16 And thus Noah found grace in 
the eyes of the Lord ; for Noah was 
a just man, and perfect in his gene 
ration ; and he walked with God, and 
also his three sons, Shem, Ham, and 
Japheth. 

17 The earth was corrupt before 
God ; and it was filled with violence. 
And God looked upon the earth, and 
behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh 
had corrupted its way upon the earth. 

18 And God said unto Noah, The 
end of all flesh is come before me; 
for the earth is filled with violence, 
and behold, I will destroy all flesh 
from off the earth. 

19 Make thee therefore, an ark of 
gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make 
in the ark, and thou shalt pitch it 
within and without with pitch ; 

20 And the length of the ark thou 
shalt make three hundred cubits ; the 
breadth of it fifty cubits ; and the 
height of it thirty cubits. 

21 And windows shalt thou make to 
the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou 
finish it above ; and the door of the 
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; 
lower, second, and third chambers 
shalt thou make in it. 

22 And behold, I, even I will bring 
in a flood of water upon the earth, 
to destroy all flesh, wherein is the 
breath of life, from under heaven ; 
every thing that liveth on the earth 
shall die. 

23 But with thee will I establish my 
covenant, even as I have sworn unto 
thy father Enoch, that of thy pos 
terity shall come all nations. 

24 And thou shalt come into the ark, 
thou and thy sons, and thy wife, and 
thy sons' wives with thee. 

25 And of every living thing of all 
flesh, two of every kind shalt thou 
bring into the ark, to keep alive with 
thee ; they shall be male and female. 

26 Of fowls after their kind, and 
of cattle after their kind, of every 
creeping thing of the earth after his 



CHAPTER VIII. 



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kind ; two of every kind shalt thou 
take into the ark, to keep alive. 

27 And take thou unto thee of all 
food that is eaten, and thou shalt 
gather fruit of every kind unto thee 
in the ark, and it shall be for food 
for thee, and for them. 

28 Thus did Noah, according to all 
that God commanded him. 

29 And the Lord said unto Noah, 
Come thou and all thy house, into the 
ark ; for thee only have I seen right 
eous before me, in this generation. 

30 Of every clean beast thou shalt 
take to thee by sevens, the male and 
his female ; and of beasts that are 
not clean by two, the male and his 
female ; 

31 Of fowls also of the air, by 
sevens, the male and his female ; to 
keep seed alive upon the face of the 
earth. 

32 For yet seven days, and I will 
cause it to rain upon the earth forty 
days, and forty nights; and every 
living substance that I have made 
will I destroy from off the face of the 
earth. 

33 And Noah did according to all 
that the Lord commanded him. And 
Noah was six hundred years old 
when the flood of waters was upon 
the earth. 

34 And Noah went in, and his sons, 
and his wife, and his sons' wives 
with him, into the ark, because of 
the waters of the flood. 

35 Of clean beasts, and of beasts 
that were not clean, and of fowls, and 
of every thing that creepeth upon 
the earth, there went in two and two, 
unto Noah into the ark, the male and 
the female, as God had commanded 
Noah. 

36 And it came to pass, after seven 
days, that the waters of the flood 
were upon the earth. In the six 
hundredth year of Noah's life, in the 
second month, and the seventeenth 
day of the month, the same day were 
all the fountains of the great deep 
broken up, and the windows of hea 
ven were opened, and the rain was 
upon the earth forty days and forty 
nights. 

37 In the self-same day entered 
Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japh- 
eth, the sons of Noah; and Noah's 
wife, and the three wives of his sons 



with them into the ark ; they, and 
every beast after his kind, and all the 
cattle after their kind, and every 
creeping thing that creepeth on the 
earth, after his kind, and every fowl 
after his kind, and every bird of 
every sort ; 

38 And they went unto Noah, into 
the ark, two and two of all flesh, 
wherein is the breath of life; and 
they that went in, went in male and 
female of all flesh, as God had com 
manded him, and the Lord shut him 
in. 

39 And the flood was forty days 
upon the earth, and the waters in 
creased, and bare up the ark, and it 
was lifted up above the earth. 

40 And the waters prevailed and 
increased greatly upon the earth, and 
the ark went upon the face of the 
waters. 

41 And the waters prevailed ex 
ceedingly upon the face of the earth, 
and all the high hills, under the 
whole heavens were covered. Fif 
teen cubits and upward did the wa 
ters prevail; and the mountains were 
covered. 

42 And all flesh died that moved 
upon the face of the earth, both of 
fowl, and of cattle, and of beasts, 
and of every creeping thing that 
creepeth upon the earth, and every 
man. 

43 All in whose nostrils the Lord 
had breathed the breath of life, of 
all that were on the dry land, died. 

44 And every living substance was 
destroyed, which was upon the face 
of the ground, both man, and cattle, 
and the creeping things, and the 
fowls of the air; and they were de 
stroyed from the earth ; 

45 And Noah only remained, and 
they that were with him in the ark. 

46 And the waters prevailed on the 
earth one hundred and fifty days. 

47 And God remembered Noah, and 
all that were with him in the ark. 
And God made a wind to pass over 
the earth, and the waters assuaged. 

48 The fountains also of the deep, 
and the windows of heaven were 
stopped, and the rain from heaven 
was restrained; and the waters re 
turned from off the earth. 

49 And after the end of the hun 
dred and fifty days, the waters were 



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GENESIS. 



abated. And the ark rested in the 
seventh month, on the seventeenth 
day of the month, upon the mountain 
of Ararat. 

50 And the waters decreased until 
the tenth month; and in the tenth 
month, on the first day of the month, 
were the tops of the mountains seen. 

51 And it came to pass, at the end 
of forty days, that Noah opened the 
window of the ark which he had 
made, and he sent forth a raven, 
which went forth to and fro, until 
the waters were dried up from off the 
earth. 

52 He also sent forth a dove from 
him, to see if the waters were abated 
from off the face of the ground ; but 
the dove found no rest for the sole of 
her foot, and she returned unto him 
into the ark, for the waters had not 
receded from off the face of the 
whole earth ; then he put forth his 
hand and took her, and pulled her in 
unto him into the ark. 

53 And he stayed yet other seven 
days, and again he sent the dove out 
of the ark, and the dove came in to 
him in the evening; and, lo, in her 
mouth an olive leaf plucked off; so 
Noah knew that the waters were 
abated from off the earth. 

54 And he stayed yet other seven 
days, and sent forth a dove, which 
returned not again unto him any 
more. 

55 And it came to pass, in the six 
hundred and first year, in the first 
month, the first day of the month, 
the waters were dried up from off the 
earth. 

56 And Noah removed the covering 
of the ark, and looked, and behold, 
the face of the ground was dry. 
And in the second month, on the 
seven and twentieth day of the month, 
was the earth dried. 

CHAPTER IX. 

Noah builds an altar Commandment to not 
sJied blood God's covenant, the token of it 
set in the clouds Noah's folly, the results 
of it. 

AND God spake unto Noah, say 
ing, Go forth out of the ark, 
thou and thy wife, and thy sons, and 
thy sons' wives with thee. 

2 Bring forth with thee every liv 
ing thing that is with thee, of all 
flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and 



of every creeping thing that creepeth 
upon the earth; that they may breed 
abundantly in the earth, and be 
fruitful and multiply upon the earth. 

3 And Noah went forth, and his 
sons, and his wife, and his sons' 
wives with him. And every beast, 
every creeping thing, and every fowl 
upon the earth, after their kinds, 
went forth out of the ark. 

4 And Noah builded an altar unto 
the Lord, and took of every clean 
beast, and of every clean fowl, and 
offered burnt offerings on the altar; 
and gave thanks unto the Lord, and 
rejoiced in his heart. 

5 And the Lord spake unto Noah, 
and he blessed him. And Noah 
smelled a sweet savour, and he said 
in his heart; 

6 I will call on the name of the 
Lord, that he will not again curse 
the ground any more for man's sake, 
for the imagination of man's heart 
is evil from his youth ; and that he 
will not again smite any more every 
thing living, as he hath done, while 
the earth remaineth ; 

7 And, that seed-time and harvest, 
and cold and heat, and summer and 
winter, and day and night, may not 
cease with man. 

8 And God blessed Noah and his 
sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful 
and multiply, and replenish the 
earth. And the fear of you, and 
the dread of you, shall be upon every 
beast of the earth, and upon every 
fowl of the air, upon all that moveth 
upon the earth, and upon all the 
fishes of the sea : into your hand are 
they delivered. 

9 Every moving thing that liveth 
shall be meat for you ; even as the 
green herb have I given you all 
things. 

10 But, the blood of all flesh which 
I have given you for meat, shall be 
shed upon the ground, which taketh 
life thereof, and the blood ye shall 
not eat. 

11 And surely, blood shall not be 
shed, only for meat, to save your 
lives; and the blood of every beast 
will I require at your hands. 

12 And whoso shcddeth man's blood, 
by man shall his blood be shed; for 
man shall not shed the blood of man. 

13 For a commandment I give, that 



CHAPTER X. 



every man's brother shall preserve 
the life of man, for in mine own 
image have I made man. 

14 And a commandment I give 
unto you, Be ye fruitful and mul 
tiply ; bring forth abundantly on the 
earth, and multiply therein. 

15 And God spake unto Noah, and 
to his sons with him, saying, And I, 
behold, I will establish my covenant 
with you, which I made unto your 
father Enoch, concerning your seed 
after you. 

16 And it shall come to pass, that 
every living creature that is with 
you, of the fowl, and of the cattle, 
and of the beast of the earth that is 
with you, which shall go out of the 
ark, shall not altogether perish : nei 
ther shall all flesh be cut off any 
more by the waters of a flood : nei 
ther shall there any more be a flood 
to destroy the earth. 

17 And I will establish my cove 
nant with you, which I made unto 
Enoch, concerning the remnants of 
your posterity. 

18 And God made a covenant with 
Noah, and said, This shall be the 
token of the covenant I make be 
tween me and you, and for every 
living creature with you, for per 
petual generations; 

19 I will set my bow in the cloud; 
and it shall be for a token of a cove 
nant between me and the earth. 

20 And it shall come to pass, when 
I bring a cloud over the earth, that 
the bow shall be seen in the cloud ; 
and I will remember my covenant, 
which I have made between me 
and you, for every living creature 
of all flesh. And the waters shall 
no more become a flood to destroy 
all flesh. 

21 And the bow shall be in the 
cloud j and I will look upon it, that I 
may remember the everlasting cove 
nant, whi3h I made unto thy father 
Enoch ; that, when men should keep 
all my commandments, Zion should 
again come on the earth, the city of 
Enoch which I have caught up unto 
myself. 

22 And this is mine everlasting 
covenant, that when thy posterity 
shall embrace the truth, and look 
upward, then shall Zion look down 
ward, and all the heavens shall 



shake with gladness, and the earth 
shall tremble with joy; 

23 And the general assembly of the 
church of the first-born shall come 
down out of heaven, and possess the 
earth, and shall have place until the 
end come. And this is mine ever 
lasting covenant, which I made with 
thy father Enoch. 

24 And the bow shall be in the 
cloud, and I will establish my cove 
nant unto thee, which I have made 
between me and thee, for every living 
creature of all flesh that shall ba 
upon the earth. 

25 And God said unto Noah, This is 
the token of the covenant which I have 
established between me and thee, for 
all flesh that shall be upon the earth. 

26 And the sons of Noah that went 
forth of the ark, were Shem, and 
Ham, and Japheth ; and Ham was 
the father of Canaan. These were 
the three sons of Noah, and of them 
was the whole earth overspread. 

27 And Noah began to till the earth, 
and he was an husbandman ; and he 
planted a vineyard, and he drank of 
the wine, and was drunken ; and he 
was uncovered within his tent; 

28 And Ham, the father of Canaan, 
saw the nakedness of his father, and 
told his brethren without ; and Shem 
and Japheth, took a garment and 
laid upon both their shoulders, and 
went backward and covered the 
nakedness of their father, and they 
saw not their father's nakedness. 

29 And Noah awoke from his wine, 
and knew what his youngest son had 
done unto him, and he said, Cursed 
be Canaan; a servant of servants 
shall he be unto his brethren. 

30 And he said, Blessed be the Lord 
God of Shem ; and Canaan shall be 
his servant, and a veil of darkness 
shall cover him, that he shall be 
known among all men. 

31 God shall enlarge Japheth, and 
he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; 
and Canaan shall be his servant. 

32 And Noah lived after the flood, 
three hundred and fifty years. And 
all the days of Noah were nine hun 
dred and fifty years; and he died. 

CHAPTER X. 

Genealogy of the sons of Noah. 
OW these were the generations 
of the sons of Noah ; Shem, 



N 



30 



GENESIS. 



Ham, and Japheth ; and unto them 
were sons born after the flood. 

2 The sons of Japheth ; Gomer, and 
Magog, Madai, and Javan, and Tu- 
bal, and Meschech, and Tiras. 

3 And these are the sons of Gomer ; 
Ashkenas, and Riphath, and To- 
garmah. And the sons of Javan ; 
Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and 
Dodanim. By these were the isles 
of the Gentiles divided in their lands; 
every one after the same tongue, after 
their families, in their nations. 

4 And the sons of Ham ; Cush, and 
Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 
And the sons of Cush; Seba, and 
Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, 
and Sabtecha. And the sons of 
Raamah ; Sheba, and Dedan. 

5 And Cush begat Nimrod ; he be 
gan to be a mighty one in the earth. 
He was a mighty hunter in the land. 
Wherefore, it is said ; Even as Nim 
rod, the mighty hunter in the land. 

6 And he began a kingdom, and the 
beginning of his kingdom was Babel, 
and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, 
in the land of Shinar. 

7 Out of that land went forth As- 
shur, and builded Nineveh, and the 
city Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen 
between Nineveh and Calah ; the 
same was a great city. 

8 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and 
Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtu- 
him, and Pathrusim, and Casluhim, 
out of whom came Philistim and 
Caphtorim. 

9 And Canaan begat Sidon, his 
first-born, and Heth, and the Jebu- 
site, and the Amorite, and Girgashite, 
and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and 
the Sinite, and the Arvadite, and 
Zemarite, and the Hamathite ; and 
afterward were the families of the 
Canaanites spread abroad. 

10 And the borders of the Canaan 
ites were from Sidon, as thou comest 
to Gerar unto Gaza; as thou goest 
unto Sodom and Gomorrah, and Ad- 
inah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha. 

11 These were the sons of Ham, 
after their families, after the same 
tongue, in their countries, and in their 
nations. 

12 Unto Shem also, which was the 
elder, children were corn ; and he 
was the father of Eber, and even to 
him were children born. 



13 And these are the children of 
Shem ; Eber, and Elam, and Asshur, 
and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 

14 And these were the children of 
Aram ; Us, and Hul, and Gether, and 
Mash. 

15 And Arphaxed begat Salah, and 
Salah begat Eber. And unto Eber 
were born two sons ; the name of one, 
Peleg, the other Joktan. 

16 And Peleg was a mighty man, 
for in his days was the earth divided. 

17 And Joktan begat Almodad, and 
Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Je- 
rah, and Hadoram, and Uzal, and 
Diklah, and Obal, and Abimael, and 
Sheba, and Ophar, and Havilah, and 
Jobab ; and these were the sons of 
Joktan. 

18 And their dwelling was from 
Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a 
mount of the east. 

19 These were the sons of Shem, 
after their families, after their tongues, 
in their lands, after their nations. 

20 These were the families of the 
sons of Noah, after their generations, 
in their nations ; and by these were 
the nations divided on the earth, after 
the flood. 

CHAPTER XI. 

Babel built Language confounded Cfene- 
rations o/" Shem Abram born ; married, 
and goes into Canaan. 

AND the whole earth was of the 
same language, and of the same 
speech. And it came to pass, that 
many journeyed from the east, and 
as they journeyed from the east, 
they found a plain in the land of 
Shinar, and dwelt there in the plain 
of Shinar. 

2 And they said one to another, 
Come, go to, let us make brick, and 
burn them thoroughly. And they 
had brick for stone, and they had 
slime for mortar. 

3 And they said, Come, go to, let us 
build us a city, and a tower whose 
top will be high, nigh unto heaven ; 
and let us make us a name, lest we 
be scattered abroad upon the face of 
the whole earth. 

4 And the Lord came down, behold 
ing the city and the tower which the 
children of men were building ; 

5 And the Lord said, Behold, the 
the people are the same, and they all 
have the same language; and thif 



CHAPTER XII. 



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tower they begin to build, and now, 
nothing will be restrained from them, 
which they have imagined, except I, 
the Lord, confound their language, 
that they may not understand one 
another's speech. So I, the Lord, 
will scatter them abroad from thence, 
upon all the face of the land, and 
unto every quarter of the earth. 

6 And they were confounded, and 
left off to build the city, and they 
hearkened not unto the Lord, there 
fore, is the name of it called Babel, 
because the Lord was displeased with 
their works, and did there confound 
the language of all the earth ; and 
from thence did the Lord scatter 
them abroad upon the face thereof. 

7 And these were the generations 
of Shem. And Shem being an hun 
dred years old, begat Arphaxad two 
years after the flood; and Shem lived 
after he begat Arphaxad five hun 
dred years, and begat sons and daugh 
ters. 

8 And Arphaxad lived five and 
thirty years, and begat Salah ; and 
Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah, 
four hundred and three years, and 
begat sons and daughters. 

9 And Salah lived thirty years, and 
begat Eber; and Salah lived after he 
begat Eber four hundred and three 
years, and begat sons and daughters. 

10 And Eber lived four and thirty 
years, and begat Peleg ; and Eber 
lived after he begat Peleg four hun 
dred and thirty years, and begat 
sons and daughters. 

11 And Peleg lived thirty years, 
and begat Reu ; and Peleg lived after 
he begat Reu, two hundred and nine 
years, and begat sons and daugh 
ters. 

12 And Reu lived two and thirty 
years, and begat Serug ; and Reu 
lived after he begat Serug two hun 
dred and seven years, and begat sons 
and daughters. 

13 And Serug lived thirty years, 
and begat Nahor; and Serug lived 
after he begat Nahor two hundred 
years, and begat sons and daugh 
ters. 

14 And Nahor lived nine and twenty 
years, and begat Terah ; and Nahor 
lived after he begat Terah an hun 
dred and nineteen years, and begat 
sons and daughters. 



15 And Terah lived seventy years, 
and begat Abram, Nahor, and 
Haran. 

16 Now these were the generations 
of Terah ; Terah begat Abrara, Nahor 
and Haran ; and Haran begat Lot. 

17 And Haran died before his fa 
ther Terah, in the land of his nati 
vity, in Ur of the Chaldees. 

18 And Abram and Nahor took 
them wives ; and the name of Abram's 
wife was Sarai ; and the name of 
Nahor's wife, Milcha, the daughter 
of Haran, the father of Milcha and 
the father of Iscah; but Sarai was 
barren, and she bear no child. 

19 And Terah took Abram his son, 
and Lot the son of Haran, his son's 
son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, 
his son Abram's wife ; and went forth 
with them from Ur of the Chaldees, 
to go into the land of Canaan ; and 
they came unto Haran, and dwelt 
there. 

20 And the days of Terah were two 
hundred and five years ; and Terah 
died in Haran. 

CHAPTER XII. 

God's command to Abram He by faith 
obeys Covenant with Abram Pharaoh 
plagued for Sarafs sake. 

NOW, the Lord had said unto 
Abram, Get thee out of thy 
country, and from thy kindred, and 
from thy father's house, unto a land 
that I will show thee ; 

2 And I will make of thee a great 
nation, and I will bless thee, and 
make thy name great; and thou 
shalt be a blessing ; and I will bless 
them that bless thee, and curse them 
that curse thee ; and in thee shall the 
families of the earth be blessed. 

3 So Abram departed, as the Lord 
had spoken unto him ; and Lot went 
with him. And Abram was seventy 
and five years old when he departed 
out of Haran. 

4 And Abram took Sarai, his wife, 
and Lot, his brother's son, and all 
their substance that they had ga 
thered, and the souls that they had 
gotten in Haran ; and they went forth 
to go into the land of Canaan ; and 
into the land of Canaan they came. 

5 And Abram passed through the 
land unto the place of Sichem, and the 
plain of Moreh. And the Canaanitea 
were then in the land 



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GENESIS. 



6 And the Lord appeared unto 
Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will 
I give this land. And there builded 
he an altar unto the Lord, who ap 
peared unto him. 

7 And he removed from thence unto 
a mountain on the east of Bethel, and 
pitched his tent, leaving Bethel on 
the west, and Hai was on the east. 
And there he builded an altar unto 
the Lord, and called upon the name 
of the Lord. And Abram journeyed, 
going on still toward the south. 

8 And there was a famine in the 
land; and Abram went down into 
Egypt to sojourn there; for the 
famine became grievous in the land. 

9 And it came to pass, when he was 
come near to enter into Egypt, that 
he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold, 
now I know thee to be a fair woman 
to look upon ; therefore it shall come 
to pass, when the Egyptians shall 
see thee, that they shall say, This is 
his wife ; and they will kill me, but 
they will save thee alive ; say I pray 
thee unto them, I am his sister; that 
it may be well with me for tiny sake ; 
and my soul shall live because of 
thee. 

10 And it came to pass, that when 
Abram was come into Egypt, the 
Egyptians beheld the woman, that 
she was very fair. 

11 The princes also of Pharaoh saw 
her, and commanded her to be brought 
before Pharaoh; and the woman was 
taken into Pharaoh's house. 

12 And he entreated Abram well for 
her sake; and he had sheep, and 
oxen, and he asses, and men servants, 
and inaid servants, and she asses, 
and camels. 

13 And the Lord plagued Pharaoh 
and his house with great plagues, be 
cause of Sarai, Abram's wife. 

14 And Pharaoh called Abram, and 
said, What hast thou done unto me 
in this thing ? Why didst thou not 
tell ine that she was thy wife ? Why 
saidst thou, She is my sister? so I 
might have taken her unto ine to 
wife; now therefore, behold I say 
unto thee, Take thy wife and go thy 
way. 

15 And Pharaoh commanded men 
concerning him; and they sent him 
A way, and his wife, and all that he 
had. 



CHAPTER XIII. 
Abram journeys out nf Egypt Separation 
of Abram and Lot, witlt t/ieir substance 
Abram dwdls in Mamre.. Lot in the filain 
toward Sodom. 

A ND Abram went up out of Egypt, 
_A\_ he, and his wife, and all that he 
had, and Lot with him, unto the south. 
And Abram was very rich in cattle, 
in silver, and in gold. 

2 And he went on his journey from 
the south, even to Bethel, unto the 
place where his tent had been at the 
beginning, between Bethel and Hai ; 
unto the place of the altar, which he 
had made there at the first ; and there 
Abram called on the name of the 
Lord. 

3 And Lot also, which went with 
Abram, had flocks, and herds, and 
tents. 

4 And the land was not able to bear 
them, that they might dwell together; 
for their substance was great, so that 
they could not dwell together. And 
there was a strife between the herd- 
men of Abram's cattle, and the herd- 
men of Lot's cattle, that they could 
not dwell together. 

o And the Canaanite, and the Per- 
rizzite dwelled then in the land. 

And Abram said unto Lot, Let 
there be no strife, I pray thee, be 
tween me and thee, and between my 
herdmen and thy herdinen ; for we 
are brethren. 

7 Is not the whole land before thee ? 
Separate thyself, I pray thee, from 
me; if thou go to the left hand, then 
I will go to the right ; if thou go to the 
right hand, then I will go to the left. 

8 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and 
beheld all the plain of Jordan, that 
it was well watered everywhere, be 
fore the Lord destroyed Sodom and 
Gomorrah, like as the garden of the 
Lord, like the land of Egypt. 

9 Then Lot chose him all the plain 
of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east; 
and they separated themselves the 
one from the other. 

10 Abram dwelled in the land of 
Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities 
of the plain, and pitched his tent to 
ward Sodom. 

11 But the men of Sodom becoming 
sinners, and exceedingly wicked be 
fore the Lord, the Lord w:is angry 
with them. 



CHAPTER XIV. 



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12 And the Lord said unto Abrain, 
after that Lot was separated from 
him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look 
from the place where thou art, north 
ward, and southward, and eastward, 
and westward; 

13 And remember the covenant 
which I make with thee ; for it shall 
be an everlasting covenant ; and thou 
shalt remember the days of Enoch 
thy father; 

14 For all the land which thou 
seest, will I give thee, and to thy 
seed for ever ; and I will make thy 
seed as the dust of. the earth; so that 
if a man can number the dust of the 
earth, thy seed shall also be num 
bered. 

15 Arise, walk through the land in 
the length of it, and in the breadth of 
it, for I will give it unto thee. Then 
Abram removed his tent, and came 
and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, 
which was in Hebron, and built there 
an altar unto the Lord. 

CHAPTER XIV. 

Melchistedek blesses Abram, and gives him 
bread and wine Lni taken captive, is res 
cued by Abram The priesthood Abram 
pays tithes Lo JUelcJiisedek, keeper of the 
Lord's storehouse. 

AND it came to pass, in the days 
of Amraphel king of Shinar, 
and Arioch king of Ellasar, and Che- 
derlaomer king of Elain, and Tidal 
king of nations ; 

2 That these kings made war with 
Bera king of Sodom, and with Bersha 
king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of 
Adrnah, and Shemeber king of Zeboi- 
im, and the king of Bela, which is 
Zoar. 

3 All these were joined together in 
the vale of Siddim, which is the salt 
sea; 

4 Twelve years they served Cheder 
laomer, and in the thirteenth year 
they rebelled. 

5 And in the fourteenth year came 
Chederlaomer, and the kings that 
were with him, and smote the Re- 
phaiins in Ashteroth Karnaim, and 
the Zuzitns in Ham, and the Einims in 
Shavch Kiriathaiin, and the Horites 
in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, 
which was by the wilderness. 

6 And they returned and came to 
Enmishpat, which is Kadesh, and 
smote all the country of the Amalek- 

C 



ites, and also the Ainorites, in Haze- 
zontamar. 

7 And there went out the king of 
Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, 
and the king of Admah, and the king 
of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, 
which is Zoar; 

8 And they joined battle with them 
in the vale of Siddim ; with Cheder 
laomer king of Elam, and with Tidal 
king of nations, and Amraphel king 
of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ella 
sar ; four kings with five. 

9 And the vale of Siddim was filled 
with slime pits; and the kings of 
Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell 
there ; and they that remained fled to 
the mountain which was called Hana- 
bal. 

10 And they took all the goods of 
Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their 
victuals, and went their way. 

11 And they took Lot, Abram's 
brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, 
and his goods and departed. 

12 And there came one that had 
escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew, 
the man of God, for he dwelt in the 
plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother 
of Eschol, and brother of Ener ; and 
these were confederate with Abram. 

13 And when Abram heard that 
Lot, his brother's son, was taken cap 
tive, he armed his trained men, and 
they which were born in his own 
house, three hundred and eighteen, 
and pursued unto Dan. 

14 And he divided himself against 
them, he and his men, by night, and 
smote them, and pursued them unto 
Hobah, which was on the left hand 
of Damascus. 

15 And he brought back Lot, his 
brother's son, and all his goods, and 
the women also, and the people. 

16 And the king of Sodom also went 
out to meet him after his return from 
the slaughter of Chederlaomer, and 
of the kings that were with him, at 
the valley of Shaveh, which was the 
king's dale. 

17 And Mechisedek, king of Salem, 
brought forth bread and wine; and 
he break bread and blest it ; and he 
blest the wine, he being the priest of 
the most high God, 

18 And he gave to Abram, and he 
blessed him, and said, Blessed Abram, 
thou art a man of the most high 



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God, possessor of heaven and of earth; 

19 And blessed is the name of the 
most high God, which hath delivered 
thine enemies into thine hand. 

20 And Abram gave him tithes of 
all he had taken. 

21 And the king of Sodom said to 
Abram, Give me the persons, and take 
the goods to thyself. 

22 And Abram said to the king of 
Sodom, I have lifted up my hand 
unto the Lord, the most high God, 
the possessor of heaven and earth. 

23 And have sworn that I will not 
take of thee from a thread even to a 
shoe-latchet, and that I will not take 
anything that is thine, (lest thou 
shouldst say, I have made Abram 
rich ;) 

24 Save only that which the young 
men have eaten, and the portion of 
the men which went with me, Ener, 
Eschol, and Mamre; let them take 
their portion. 

25 And Melchisedek lifted up his 
voice and blessed Abram. 

26 Now Melchisedek was a man of 
faith, who wrought righteousness; 
and when a child he feared God, and 
stopped the mouths of lions, and 
quenched the violence of fire. 

27 And thus, having been approved 
of God, he was ordained an high 
priest after the order of the covenant 
which God made with Enoch, 

28 It being after the order of the 
Son of God ; which order came, not 
by man, nor the will of man ; neither 
by father nor mother ; neither by be 
ginning of days nor end of years; 
but of God; 

29 And it was delivered unto men 
by the calling of his own voice, ac 
cording to his own will, unto as many 
as believed on his name. 

30 For God having sworn unto 
Enoch and unto his seed with an 
oath by himself; that every one 
being ordained after this order and 
calling should have power, by faith, 
to break mountains, to divide the 
seas, to dry up waters, to turn them 
out of their course; 

31 To put at defiance the armies of 
nations, to divide the earth, to break 
every band, to stand in the presence 
of God ; to do all things according to 
his will, according to his command, 
subdue principalities and powers ; 



and this by the will of the Son of 
God which was from before the foun 
dation of the world. 

32 And men having this faith, com 
ing up unto this order of God, wore 
translated and taken up into heaven. 

33 And now, Melchisedek was a 
priest of this order; therefore he 
obtained peace in Salem, and waa 
called the Prince of peace. 

34 And his people wrought right 
eousness, and obtained heaven, and 
sought for the city of Enoch which 
God had before taken, separating it 
from the earth, having reserved it 
unto the latter days, or the end of the 
world ; 

35 And hath said, and sworn with 
an oath, that the heavens and the 
earth should come together ; and the 
sons of God should be tried so as by 
fire. 

36 And this Melchisedek, having 
thus established righteousness, was 
called the king of heaven by his 
people, or, in other words, the King 
of peace. 

37 And he lifted up his voice, and 
he blessed Abram, being the high 
priest, and the keeper of the store 
house of God ; 

38 Him whom God had appointed 
to receive tithes for the poor. 

39 Wherefore, Abram paid unto him 
tithes of all that he had, of all the 
riches which he possessed, which God 
had given him more than that which 
he had need. 

40 And it came to pass, that God 
blessed Abram, and gave unto him 
riches, and honor, and lands for an 
everlasting possession ; according to 
the covenant which he had made, and 
according to the blessing wherewith 
Melchisedek had blessed him. 

CHAPTER XV. 

God covenants with Abram Abram' 's vision 
The captivity foretold. 

AND it came to pass, that after 
these things, the word of the 
Lord came unto Abram in a vision, 
sayhsg; 

2 Fear not, Abram ; I will be thy 
shield ; I will be thy exceeding great 
reward. And according to the bless 
ings of my servant, I will give unto 
the. 

3 And Abram said, Lord God, what 
wilt thou give me, seeing I go child- 



CHAPTER XVI. 



less, and Eleazer of Damascus was 
made steward of my house ? 

4 And Abram said, Behold, to me 
thou hast given no seed ; and lo, one 
born in my house is mine heir. 

5 And behold, the word of the Lord 
came unto him again, saying, 

6 This shall not be thine heir; but 
he that shall come forth out of thine 
own bowels shall be thine heir. 

7 And he brought him forth abroad, 
and he said, Look now toward hea 
ven, and tell the stars, if thou be able 
to number them. 

8 And he said unto him, So shall 
thy seed be. 

9 And Abram said, Lord God, how 
wilt thou give me this land for an 
everlasting inheritance ? 

10 And the Lord said, Though thou 
wast dead, yet am I not able to give 
it thee ? 

11 And if thou shalt die, yet thou 
shalt possess it, for the day cometh, 
that the Son of Man shall live ; but 
how can he live if he be not dead ? 
he must first be quickened. 

12 And it came to pass, that Abram 
looked forth and saw the days of the 
Son of Man, and was glad, and his 
soul found rest, and he believed in 
the Lord; and the Lord counted it 
unto him for righteousness. 

13 And the Lord said unto him, I, 
the Lord, brought thee out of Ur, of 
the Chaldees, to give thee this land 
to inherit it. 

14 And Abram said, Lord, whereby 
shall I know that I shall inherit it ? 
yet he believed God. And the Lord 
said unto him, Take me a heifer of 
three years old, and a she goat of 
three years old, and a ram of three 
years old, and a turtle-dove, and a 
young pigeon. 

15 And he took unto him all these, 
and he divided them in the midst, 
and he laid each piece one against 
the other; but the birds divided he 
not. 

16 And when the fowls came down 
upon the carcasses, Abram drove 
them away. And when the sun was 
going down, a deep sleep fell upon 
Abram ; and, lo, a great horror of 
darkness fell upon him. 

17 And the Lord spake, and he said 
unto Abram, Know of a surety that 
thy seed shall be a stranger in a 



land which shall not be theirs, and 
shall serve strangers ; and they shall 
be afflicted, and serve them four hun 
dred years; and also that nation 
whom they shall serve will I judge; 
and afterwards shall they come out 
with great substance. 

18 And thou shalt die, and go to 
thy fathers in peace ; thou shalt be 
buried in a good old age. 

19 But in the fourth generation they 
shall come hither again ; for the ini 
quity of the Amorites is not yet full. 

20 And it came to pass, that when 
the sun went down, and it was dark, 
behold, a smoking furnace, and a 
burning lamp which passed between 
those pieces which Abram had di 
vided. 

21 And in that same day the Lord 
made a covenant with Abram, saying. 
Unto thy seed have I given this land, 
from the river of Egypt unto the 
great river Euphrates ; 

22 The Kenites, and the Kenazites, 
and the Kadmonites, and Hittites, 
and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, 
and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, 
and the Girgashites, and the Jebu- 
sites. 

CHAPTER XVI. 

Sarafs gift to Abram God does not ac 
knowledge Hagar as Abram's wife, Ish- 
mad barn Sarai is promised a child. 

NOW Sarai, Abram's wife, bare 
him no children. And she had 
a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose 
name was Hagar. 

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Be 
hold, now, the Lord hath restrained 
me from bearing; I pray thee go in 
unto my maid ; it may be that I may 
obtain children by her. And Abram 
hearkened unto the voice of Sarai. 

3 And Sarai, Abram's wife, took 
Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, after 
Abram had dwelt ten years in the 
land of Canaan, and gave her to her 
husband, Abram, to be his wife. 

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and 
she conceived; and when she saw 
that she had conceived, her mistress 
was despised in her eyes. 

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My 
wrong is upon thee ; I have given my 
maid into thy bosom; and when she 
saw that she had conceived, I was 
despised ih her eyes ; the Lord judge 
between me and thee. 



GENESIS. 



6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Be 
hold, thy maid is in thy hands ; do 
to her as it pleaseth thee. 

7 And when Sarai dealt hardly with 
her, she fled from her face. 

8 And an angel of the Lord found 
her by a fountain of water in the 
wilderness, by the fountain in the 
way to Shur. 

9 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, 
whence comest thou, and whither wilt 
thou go? and she said, I flee from 
the face of my mistress Sarai. 

10 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto her, Eeturn to thy mistress, and 
submit thyself unto her hands. 

11 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto her, The Lord will multiply thy 
seed exceedingly, so that it shall not 
be numbered for multitude. 

12 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto her, Behold, thou art with child, 
and shait bear a son, and shall call 
his name Ishmael ; because the Lord 
hath heard thy afflictions. 

13 And he will be a wild man ; and 
his hand will be against every man, 
and every man's hand against him; 
and he shall dwell in the presence of 
all his brethren. 

14 And she called the name of the 
angel of the Lord. 

15 And he spake unto her, say 
ing, Knowest thou that God seest 
thee? 

16 And she said, I know that God 
secst me, for I have also here looked 
after him. 

17 And there was a well between 
Kadesh and Bered, near where Ha 
gar saw the angel. 

18 And the name of the angel was 
Beer-la-hai-roi ; wherefore the well 
was called Beer-la-hai-roi, for a 
memorial. 

19 And Hagar bear Abram a son ; 
and Abram called his son's name, 
which Hagar bear, Ishmael. 

20 And Abram was four-score and 
six years old, when Hagar bare Ish 
mael to Abram. 

CHAPTER XVIT. 
Abram' s new nameOircumcisirm instituted. 

AND when Abram was ninety and 
nine years old, the Lord ap 
peared to Abram, and said unto him, 
I, the Almighty God, give unto thee 
a commandment that thou shalt walk 
uprightly before me. and be perfect. 



2 And I will make my covenant be 
tween, me and thee, and I will multi 
ply thee exceedingly. 

3 And it came to pass, that Abraui 
fell on his face, and called upon the 
name of the Lord. 

4 And God talked with him, saying, 
My people have gone astray from my 
precepts, and have not kept mine or 
dinances, which I gave unto their 
fathers ; 

5 And they have not observed mine 
anointing, and the burial, or baptism 
wherewith I commanded them ; 

6 But have turned from the com 
mandment, and taken unto them 
selves the washing of children, and 
the blood of sprinkling ; 

7 And have said that the blood of 
the righteous Abel was shed for sins ; 
and have not known wherein they are 
accountable before me. 

8 But as for thee, behold, I will 
make my covennat with thee, and 
thou shalt be a father of many na 
tions. 

9 And this covenant I make, that 
thy children may be known among 
all nations. Neither shall thy name 
any more be called Abram, but thy 
name shall be called Abraham ; for, 
a father of many nations have I made 
thee. 

10 And I will make thee exceed 
ingly fruitful, and I will make na 
tions of thee, and kings shall come 
of thee, and of thy seed. 

11 And I will establish a covenant 
of circumcision with thee, and it 
shall be my covenant between me 
and thee, and thy seed after thee, in 
their generations; that thou mayest 
know for ever that children are not 
accountable before me until they are 
eight years old. 

12 And thou shalt observe to keep 
all my covenants wherein I cove 
nanted with thy fathers; and thou 
shalt keep the commandments which 
I have given thee with mine own 
mouth, and I will be a God unto thee 
and thy seed after thee. 

13 And I will give unto thee and 
thy seed after thee, a land wherein 
thou art a stranger; all the land of 
Canaan, for an everlasting posses 
sion ; and I will be their God. 

14 And God said unto Abraham, 
Therefore thou shalt keep my cove- 



CHAPTER XVIII. 



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Bant, thou and thy seed after thee, 
in their generations. 

15 And this shall be my covenant 
which ye shall keep between me and 
thee and thy seed after thee; every 
man child among you shall be cir 
cumcised. 

1 6 And ye shall circumcise the flesh 
of your foreskin ; and it shall be a 
token of the covenant betwixt me 
.and you. 

17 And he that is eight days old 
shall be circumcised among you, 
every man child in your generations; 

18 He that is born in the house, or 
bought with money of any stranger, 
which is not of thy seed. 

19 He that is born in thy house, and 
he that is bought with thy money, 
must needs be circumcised, and my 
covenant shall be in your flesh for an 
everlasting covenant. 

20 And the uncircumcised man 
child, whose flesh of his foreskin is 
not circumcised, that soul shall be 
cut off from his people, he hath 
broken my covenant. 

21 And God said unto Abraham, as 
for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call 
her name Sarai, but Sarah thou shalt 
call her name. 

22 And I will bless her, and I will 
give thee a son of her ; yea, I will 
bless her, and she shall be blessed, 
The mother of nations; kings and 
people shall be of her. 

23 Then Abraham fell on his face 
and rejoiced, and said in his heart, 
There shall a child be born unto him 
that is an hundred years old, and 
Sarah that is ninety years old shall 
bear. 

24 And Abraham said unto God, Oh 
that Ishmael might live uprightly 
before thee ! 

25 And God said, Sarah thy wife 
ghall bare thee a son, and thou shalt 
call his name Isaac: and I will 
establish my covenant with him a.lso, 
for an everlasting covenant with his 
seed after him. 

26 And as for Ishmael, I have heard 
thee; Behold, I have blessed him, 
and will make him fruitful, and will 
multiply him exceedingly; 

27 Twelve princes shall he beget, 
and I will make him a great nation. 

28 But my covenant will I establish 
T.ith Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear 



unto thee at this set time in the next 
year. 

29 And he left off talking with him ; 
and God went up from Abraham. 

30 And Abraham took Ishmael his 
son, and all that were born in his 
house, and all that were bought with 
his money, every male among the 
men of Abraham's house ; and cir 
cumcised the flesh of their foreskin 
in the self-same day, as God had said 
unto him. 

31 And Abraham was ninety and 
nine years old when he was circum 
cised in the flesh of his foreskin. 

32 And Ishmael was thirteen years 
old when he was circumcised in the 
flesh of his foreskin. 

33 In the self-same day Abraham 
was circumcised, and Ishmael his 
son ; and all the men of his house, 
which were born in his house, and 
bought with money of strangers, 
were also circumcised with him. 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

The Lord appears to Abraham Lot being 

warned of God, flees. 

A ND the Lord appeared unto 
^OL. Abraham in the plains of Mamre. 
And he sat in his tent door in the 
heat of the day ; 

2 And he lifted up his eyes and 
looked, and lo, three men stood by 
him ; and when he saw, he ran to 
meet them from his tent door, and 
bowed himself toward the ground, 
and said ; 

3 My brethren, if now I have found 
favour in your sight, pass not away I 
pray you from thy servant. 

4 Let a little water I pray you be 
fetched, and wash your feet, and rest 
yourselves under the tree, and I will 
fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort 
ye your hearts ; after that you shall 
pass on ; for therefore are ye come to 
your servant. And they said, So do, 
as thou hast said. 

5 And Abraham hastened into the 
tent unto Sarah, and said, Make 
ready quickly three measures of fine 
meal, knead, and make cakes upon 
the hearth. 

6 And Abraham ran unto the herd, 
and fetched a calf, tender and good, 
and gave it unto a young man, and 
he hasted to dress it. 

7 And he took butter and milk, and 
the calf which he had dressed, and 



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GENESIS. 



set them beiore them, and he stood by 
them under the tree, and they did eat. 

8 And they said unto him, Where is 
Sarah thy wife ? And he said, Be 
hold, in the tent. 

9 And one of them blessed Abraham, 
and he said, I will certainly return 
unto thee from my journey, and lo, 
according to the time of life, Sarah 
thy wife shall have a son. 

10 And Sarah heard him, in the 
tent door. 

11 And now Abraham and Sarah 
being old, and stricken in age ; there 
fore it had ceased to be with Sarah 
after the manner of women ; 

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within 
herself, saying, After I have waxed 
old shall I have pleasure, my lord 
being old also ? 

13 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah 
laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety 
bear a child, which am old ? Is any 
thing too hard for the Lord ? 

14 At the time appointed, behold, I 
will return unto thee from my journey, 
which the Lord hath sent me; and 
according to the time of life thou 
mayest know that Sarah shall have a 
son. 

15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I 
laughed not ; for she was afraid. And 
he said, Nay, but thou didst laugh. 

16 And the angels rose up from 
thence, and looked toward Sodom ; 
a-nd Abraham went with them to 
bring them on the way. 

17 And the angel of the Lord, said, 
Shall I hide from Abraham that thing 
which the Lord will do for him ; 
seeing that Abraham shall surely be 
come a great and mighty nation, and 
all the nations of the earth shall be 
blessed in him ? 

18 For I know him, that he will 
command his children, and his house 
hold after him, and they shall keep 
the way of the Lord, to do justice and 
judgment, that the Lord may bring 
upon Abraham that which he has 
spoken of him. 

19 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto Abraham, The Lord said unto 
us, Because the cry of Sodom and 
Gomorrah is great, and because their 
sin is very grievous, I will destroy 
them. 

20 And I will send you, and ye shall 



go down now, and see that their 
iniquities are rewarded unto them. 

21 And ye shall have all things- 
done altogether according to the cry 
of it, which is come unto me. 

22 And if ye do it not, it shall be 
upon your heads ; for I will destroy 
them, and you shall know that I will 
do it, for it shall be before your eyes. 

23 And the angels which were holy 
men, and were sent forth after the 
order of God, turned their faces from 
thence and went toward Sodom. 

24 But Abraham stood yet before 
the Lord, remembering the things 
which had been told him. 

25 And Abraham drew near to 
Sodom, and said unto the Lord, calling 
upon his name, saying, Wilt thou de 
stroy the righteous with the wicked ? 
Wilt thou not spare them ? 

26 Peradventure there may be fifty 
righteous within the city, wilt thou 
also destroy and not spare the place 
for the fifty righteous that may be 
therein ? 

27 may that be far from thee to 
do after this manner, to slay the 
righteous with the wicked ; and that 
the righteous should be as the wicked. 

28 God, may that be far from 
thee, for shall not the Judge of all 
the earth do right ? 

29 And the Lord said unto Abraham, 
If thou findest in Sodom, fifty right 
eous within the city, then I will spare 
all the place for their sakes. 

30 And Abraham answered and 
said, Behold, now, I have taken upon 
me to speak unto the Lord, which is 
able to destroy the city, and lay all 
the people in dust and ashes ; 

31 Will the Lord spare them per- 
adventure there lack five of the fifty 
righteous; wilt thou destroy all the 
city for their wickedness, if I find 
there forty and five righteous ? 

32 And he said, I will not destroy, 
but spare them. 

33 And he spake unto him again, 
and said, Peradventure there should 
be forty found there ? 

34 And he said, I will not destroy 
it for forty's sake. 

35 And he said again unto the Lord, 
0, let not the Lord be angry, and 1 
will speak ; Peradventure there shall 
thirty be found there ? 

36 And he said, I will not destroy 



CHAPTER XIX. 



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them if thou shalt find thirty there. 

37 And he said, Behold now, I have 
taken upon me to speak unto the 
Lord ; wilt thou destroy them if per- 
adventure there shall twenty be found 
there? 

38 And he said, I will not destroy 
them for twenty's sake. 

39 And Abraham said unto the 
Lord, 0, let not the Lord be angry, 
and I will speak yet but this once, 
peradventure ten shall be found there ? 

40 And the Lord said, I will not 
destroy them for ten's sake. And 
the Lord ceased speaking with Abra 
ham. 

41 And as soon as he had left com 
muning with the Lord, Abraham 
went his way. 

42 And it came to pass that Abra 
ham returned unto his tent. 

CHAPTER XIX. 

Overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah Lot's 
integrity Mercy of God Lot's flight 
Lot's wife pei-ished Iniquity of Lot's 
daughters. 

AND it came to pass, that there 
came three angels to Sodom in 
the evening ; and Lot sat in the door 
of his house, in the city of Sodom. 

2 And Lot, seeing the angels, rose 
up to meet them ; and he bowed him 
self with his face toward the ground; 

3 And he said, Behold now, my 
lords, turn in, I pray you, into your 
servant's house, and tarry all night, 
and wash your feet, and ye shall rise 
up early, and go on your ways. 

4 And they said, Nay ; but we will 
abide in the street all night. 

5 And he pressed upon them greatly ; 
and they turned in unto him, and 
entered into his house ; and he made 
them a feast, and did bake unlea 
vened bread, and they did eat. 

6 But before they lay down to rest, 
the men of the city of Sodom com 
passed the house round, even men 
which were both old and young, 
even the people from every quarter ; 

7 And they called unto Lot, and 
said unto him, Where are the men 
which came in unto thee this night ? 
bring them out unto us, that we may 
know them. 

8 And Lot went out of the door, 
unto them, and shut the door after 
him, and said, I pray you, brethren, 
do not so wickedly. 

9 And they said unto him, Stand 



back. And they were angry with 
him. 

10 And they said among them 
selves, This one man came in to 
sojourn among us, and he will need? 
now make himself to be a judge ; 
now we will deal worse with him 
than with them. 

11 Wherefore they said unto the 
man, We will have the men, and thy 
daughters also; and we will do with 
them as seemeth us good. 

12 Now this was after the wicked- 
nesss of Sodom. 

13 And Lot said, Behold now, I 
have two daughters which have not 
known man; let me, I pray you, 
plead with my brethren that I may 
not bring them out unto you; and ye 
shall not do unto them as seemetb 
good in your eyes ; 

14 For God will not justify his 
servant in this thing; wherefore, let 
me plead with my brethren, this 
once only, that unto these men ye 
do nothing, that they may have 
peace in my house ; for therefore 
came they under the shadow of my 
roof. 

15 And they were angry with Lot 
and came near to break the door, 
but the angels of God, which were 
holy men, put forth their hand and 
pulled Lot into the house unto them, 
and shut the door. 

16 And they smote the men with 
blindness, both small and great, that, 
they could not come at the door. 

17 And they were angry, so thai 
they wearied themselves to find the 
door, and could not find it. 

18 And these holy men said unto 
Lot, Hast thou any here besides thy 
sons-in-law, and thy son's sons and 
thy daughters ? 

19 And they commanded Lot, say 
ing, Whatsoever thou hast in the 
city, thou shalt bring out of this 
place, for we will destroy this place ; 

20 Because the cry of them is waxen 
great, and their abominations have 
come up before the face of the Lord; 
and the Lord hath sent us to destroy 
it. 

21 And Lot went out and spake 
unto his sons-in-law, which married 
his daughters, and said, Up, get ye 
out of this place, for the Lord will 
destroy this city. 



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GENESIS. 



22 But he seemed as one that 
mocked, unto his sons-in-law. 

23 And when the morning came, 
the angels hastened Lot, saying, 
Arise, take thy wife, and thy two 
daughters which are here, lest thou 
be consumed in the iniquity of the 
city. 

24 And while he lingered the angels 
laid hold upon his hand, and upon 
the hand of his wife, and upon the 
hand of his two daughters , the Lord 
being merciful unto them ; and they 
brought them forth, and set them 
down without the city. 

25 And it came to pass, when they 
had brought them forth abroad that 
they said unto them, Escape for your 
lives ; look not behind you, neither 
stay you in all the plain ; escape to 
the mountain lest you be consumed. 

26 And Lot said unto one of them, 
Oh, not so my Lord ! behold now, thy 
servant has found grace in thy sight, 
and thou hast magnified thy mercy 
which thou hast showed unto me in 
saving my life ; and I cannot escape 
to the mountain, lest some evil over 
take me, and I die. 

27 Behold now, here is another city, 
and this is near to flee unto, and it is 
a little one ; oh, let me escape thither, 
and may not the Lord destroy it, and 
my soul shall live. 

28 And the angel said unto him, 
See, I have accepted thee concerning 
this thing also, that I will not over 
throw this city, for the which thou 
hast spoken ; haste thee, escape 
thither, for I cannot do anything 
until thou be come thither. 

29 And the name of the city was 
called Zoar. Therefore the sun was 
risen upon the earth when Lot en 
tered into Zoar. 

30 And the Lord did not destroy 
Sodom until Lot had entered into Zoar. 

31 And then, when Lot had entered 
into Zoar, the Lord rained upon 
Sodom, and upon Gomorrah ; for the 
angels called upon the name of the 
Lord for brimstone and fire from the 
Lord out of heaven. 

32 And thus they overthrew those 
cities and all the plain, and all the 
inhabitants of the cities, and that 
which grew upon the ground. 

33 But it came to pass, when Lot 
fled, his wife looked back from be 



hind him, and became a pillar of salt. 

34 And Abraham got up early in 
the morning to the place where he 
stood before the Lord : and he looked 
toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and 
toward all the land of the plain, and 
behold, lo, the smoke of the country 
went up as the smoke of a furnace. 

35 And it came to pass, when God 
had destroyed the cities of the plain, 
that God spake unto Abraham, say 
ing, I have remembered Lot, and 
sent him out of the midst of the 
overthrow, that thy brother might 
not be destroyed, when I overthrew 
the city in the which thy brother Lot 
dwelt. 

36 And Abraham was comforted. 
And Lot went up out of Zoar, and 
dwelt in the mountain, and his two 
daughters with him ; for he feared to 
dwell in Zoar. And he dwelt in a 
cave, he and his two daughters. 

37 And the first-born dealt wickedly, 
and said unto the younger, Our father 
has become old, and we have not a 
man on the earth to come in unto us, 
to live with us after the manner of al) 
that live on the earth ; 

38 Therefore come, let us make our 
father drink wine, and we will lie 
with him, that we may preserve seed 
of our father. 

39 And they did wickedly, and made 
their father drink wine that night ; 
and the first-born went in and lay 
with her father ; and he perceived 
not when she lay down, nor when she 
arose. 

40 And it came to pass on the mor 
row, that the first-born said unto the 
younger, Behold, I lay yesternight 
with my father; let us make him 
drink wine this night also, and go 
thou in and lie with him, that we may 
preserve seed of our father. 

41 And they made their father drink 
wine that night also ; and the younger 
arose, and lay with him, and he per 
ceived not when she lay down, aor 
when she arose. 

42 Thus were both the daughters of 
Lot with child by their father. 

43 And the first-born bare a son, 
and called his name Moab ; the fa 
ther of the Moabitcs, the same which 
are unto this day. 

44 And the younger, she also bare 
a son, and called his name Ben-amim ; 



CHAPTER XX. XXI. 



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the father of the children which are 
Ammonites ; the same which are unto 
this day. 

CHAPTER XX. 

Abraham goeth to Gerar Abraham and 
Sarah reproved by Abimelech. 

AND Abraham journeyed from 
thence toward the south coun 
try, and dwelt between Kadesh and 
Shur, and sojourned in Gerar. 

2 And Abraham said again of Sarah 
his wife, She is my sister. 

3 And Abimelech, king of Gerar, 
sent and took Sarah. But God came 
to Abimelech in a dream by night, 
and said unto him, Behold, thou hast 
taken a woman which is not thine 
own, for she is Abraham's wife. 

4 And the Lord said unto him, Thou 
shalt return her unto Abraham, for 
if thou do it n.ot thou shalt die. 

5 And Abimelech had not come near 
her; for the Lord had not suffered 
him. 

6 And he said, Lord, wilt thou slay 
me, and also a righteous nation ? 
Behold, said he not unto me, She is 
my sister ? And she, even she her 
self said, He is my brother; and in 
the integrity of mine heart, and in 
the innocency of my hands have I 
done this. 

7 And God said unto him in a 
dream, Yea, I know that thou didst 
do this in the integrity of thy heart; 
for I also withheld thee from sinning 
against me ; therefore suffered I not 
thee to touch her. 

8 Now, therefore, restore the man's 
wife to him, for he is a prophet, and 
he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt 
live; and if thou return her not to 
him, know thou that thou shalt surely 
die ; thou and all that are thine. 

9 Therefore, Abimelech arose early 
in the morning, and called his ser 
vants, and told all these things in 
their ears; and the men were sore 
afraid. 

10 Then Abimelech called Abraham, 
and said unto him, What hast thou 
done unto us ? and in what have I 
offended thee that thou hast brought 
on me and on my kingdom a great sin ? 

11 Thou hast done things unto me 
that ought not to be done. And 
Abimelech said unto Abraham, What 
sawest thou, that thou hast done this 
+hing? 

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12 And Abraham said, Because I 
thought assuredly the fear of God 
was not in this place, and they would 
slay me for my wife's sake; 

13 And yet indeed she was my 
sister; she was the daughter of iny 
father, but not the daughter of my 
mother; and she became my wife. 

14 And it came to pass, when God 
caused me to wander from my fa 
ther's house, that I said unto her, 
This shall be thy kindness which 
thou shalt show unto me, at every 
place whither we shall come, say of 
me, He is my brother. 

15 And Abimelech took sheep and 
oxen, and men servants, and women 
servants, and gave unto Abraham, 
and restored unto him Sarah his 
wife. 

16 And Abimelech said, Behold, my 
land lieth before thee; dwell where 
it pleaseth thee. 

17 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, 
I have given thy brother a thousand 
pieces of silver ; behold, he shall give 
unto thee a covering of the eyes, and 
it shall be a token unto all that thou 
mayest not be taken again from 
Abraham thy husband. And thus 
she was reproved. 

18 So Abraham prayed unto God; 
and God healed Abimelech, and his 
wife, and his maid servants, and they 
bare unto him children. 

19 For because of Sarah, Abraham's 
wife, the Lord had fast closed up all 
the wombs of the house of Abimelech. 

CHAPTER XXI. 

A son born to Abraham Isaac named' 
Bond-woman cast out Covenant with Abi- 
melech. 

AND the Lord visited Sarah as he 
had said, and the Lord did unto 
Sarah as he had spoken by the mouth 
of his angels; for Sarah conceived 
and bear Abraham a son in his old 
age, at the set time of which the 
angels of God had spoken to him. 

2 And Abraham called the name of 
his son that was born unto him, whom 
Sarah bear unto him, Isaac. 

3 And Abraham circumcised his son 
Isaac, he being eight days old, as God 
had commanded him. 

4 And Abraham was an hundred 
years old, when his son Isaac was 

i born unto him. 

1 5 And Sarah said, God has made 



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me to rejoice ; and also all that know 
me will rejoice with me. 

6 And she said unto Abraham, Who 
would have said that Sarah should 
have given children suck ? For I 
was barren, but the Lord promised, 
and I have borne unto Abraham a son 
in his old age. 

7 And the child grew, and was 
weaned. And the day that Isaac was 
weaned, Abraham made a great feast, 
and Sarah saw the son of Hagar the 
Egyptian, which Hagar had borne 
unto Abraham, mocking ; and she was 
troubled. 

8 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, 
Cast out this bond-woman and her 
son ; for the son of this bond-woman 
shall not be heir with my son, Isaac. 

9 And this thing was very grievous 
unto Abraham because of his son. 

10 And God said unto Abraham, 
Let it not be grievous in thy sight, 
because of the lad, and because of 
thy bond-woman , in all that Sarah 
has said unto thee, hearken unto her 
v oice ; for in Isaac shall thy seed be 
called. 

11 And also of the son of the bond 
woman will I make a nation, because 
he is thy seed. 

12 And Abraham rose up early in 
the morning, and took bread, and a 
bottle of water, and gave unto Hagar, 
and she took the child, and he sent 
her away ; and she departed, and 
wandered in the wilderness of Beer- 
sheba. 

13 And it came to pass that the 
water was spent in the bottle, and she 
cast the child under one of the shrubs, 
and she went and sat her down over 
against the child, a good way off, as it 
were a bowshot j for she said, Let me 
not see the death of the child. 

14 And she sat over against the 
child, and lifted up her voice and 
wept. 

15 And God heard the voice of the 
lad ; and the angel of the Lord called 
to Hagar out of heaven, and said 
unto her ; 

16 What aileth thee, Hagar ? fear not, 
for God hath heard the voice of the 
lad where he lieth ; arise, lift up the 
lad, and hold him in thine hand, for 
I will make of him a great nation. 

17 And God opened her eyes, and 
she saw a well of water; and she 



went and filled the bottle with water,, 
and gave the lad drink. 

18 And God was with the lad; and 
he grew, and dweltdn the wilderness, 
and became an archer ; and he dwelt 
in the wilderness of Paran, he and 
his mother. 

19 And he took him a wife out of 
the land of Egypt. 

20 And it came to pass at the time r 
that Abimelech and Phicol the chief 
captain of his host spake unto Abra 
ham, saying, God is with thee in all 
that thou doest. 

21 Now therefore, sware unto me 
here, that, by the help of God thou 
wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with 
my son, nor with my son's son ; but,. 
that according to the kindness that 
I have shown unto thee, thou shalt 
do unto me, and to the 'land wherein 
thou hast sojourned. 

22 And Abraham said, I will swear. 

23 And Abraham reproved Abi 
melech, because of a well of water 
which Abimelech's servants had re 
cently taken away. 

24 And Abimelech said, Thou didst 
not tell me ; and I know not who 
hath done this thing ; neither yet 
have I heard that it was done until 
this day. 

25 And Abraham took sheep and 
oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; 
and both of them made a covenant. 

26 And Abraham set seven ewe 
lambs of the flock by themselves. 

27 And Abimelech said unto Abra 
ham, What wilt thou do with these 
seven ewe lambs which thou hast set 
by themselves ? 

28 And he said, Seven ewe lambs; 
shalt thou take at my hand, that 
they may be a witness unto me that I. 
have digged this well. 

29 And because they sware, both of 
them, wherefore he called that place; 
Beer-sheba ; 

30 And thus they made a covenant 
there at Beer-sheba. 

31 Then Abimelech, and Phicol, the 
chief captain of his hosts, rose up, 
and they planted a grove in Beer- 
sheba, and called there on the name 
of the Lord; and they returned unto 
the land of the Philistines. 

32 And Abraham worshipped the 
everlasting God, and sojourned in the.- 
land of the Philistines many days. 



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CHAPTER XXII. XXIII. 



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CHAPTER XXII. 

Abraham commanded to offer Isaac His will 
ingness accepted Relieved by divine, in 
terposition Names of Nahors children. 
AND it came to pass after these 
things, that God did try Abra 
ham and said unto him, Abraham ; 
and Abraham said, Behold, here 
am I. 

2 And the Lord said, Take now thy 
son, thine only Isaac, whom thou 
lovest, and get thee into the land of 
Moriah ; and offer him there for a 
burnt offering, upon one of the moun 
tains of which I will tell thee. 

3 And Abraham rose up early in the 
morning and saddled his ass, and 
took two of his young men with him, 
and Isaac his son, 

4 And clave the wood for the burnt 
Coffering : arid rose up, and went unto 
the place of which God had told 
him. 

5 Then on the third day, Abraham 
lifted up his eyes and saw the place 
afar off. 

6 And Abraham said unto his young 
men, Abide you here with the ass, 
and I and the lad will go yonder and 
worship, and come to you again. 

7 And Abraham took the wood of 
the burnt offering, and laid it upon 
his back; and he took the fire in his 
hand, and a knife, and Isaac his son ; 
and they went both of them together. 

8 And Isaac spake unto Abraham 
his father, and said, My father ! 
And he said, Here am I, my son. 

9 And he said, Behold the fire and 
the wood ; but where is the lamb for 
a burnt offering ? 

10 And Abraham said, My son, God 
will provide himself a lamb for a 
burnt offering. So they went both 
of them together : and they came to 
the place of which God had told 
him. 

11 And Abraham built an altar 
there, and laid the wood in order, 
and bound Isaac his son, and laid 
him on the altar, upon the wood. 

12 And Abraham stretched forth 
his hand and took the knife to slay 
his son. 

13 And the angel of the Lord called 
unto him out of heaven, and said, 
Abraham ! Abraham ! And Abraham 
aid, Here am I. 

14 And the angel said, Lay not thine 



hand upon the lad, neither do thou 
anything unto him ; 

15 For now I know that thou fear- 
est God, seeing thou hast not with 
held thy son, thine only Isaac from me 

16 And Abraham lifted up his eyes 
and looked, and behold, behind a 
thicket, there was a ram caught in it 
by his horns. 

17 And Abraham went and took 
the ram, and offered him up for a 
burnt offering, in the stead of his 
son. 

18 And Abraham called the name 
of that place Jehovah -jireh , as it ia 
said unto this day, In the moun 
tain of the Lord it shall be seen. 

19 And the angel of the Lord call 
ed unto Abraham out of heaven the 
second time, and said, 

20 Thus saith the Lord, I have 
sworn by myself, because that thou 
hast done this thing, and hast not 
withheld thy son, thine only Isaac 
from me ; 

21 That in blessing I will bless thee; 
and in multiplying I will multiply 
thy seed as the stars of heaven, and 
as the sand upon the sea-shore. 

22 And thy seed shall possess the 
gate of his enemies ; and in thy seed 
shall all the nations of the earth be 
blessed; because thou hast obeyed 
my voice. 

23 So Abraham returned unto hii 
young men, and they rose up and 
went to Beer-sheba; and Abraham 
dwelt at Beer-sheba. 

24 And it came to pass after these 
things, that it was told Abraham, 
saying, 

25 Behold, Milcah, she hath also 
borne children unto thy brother Na- 
hor ; Huz is his first-born, and Buz is 
his brother, 

26 And Kemuel is the father of 
Aram, and Chesed, and Haza, and 
Bildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel ; 

27 And Bethuel begat Eebekah. 

| 28 These eight Milcah did bear to 
Nahor, Abraham's brother; and his 
concubine, whose name was Reumah, 
she bare also Tebah, and Gaham 
Thahash, and Maachah. 

CIIAPTKR XXIII. 

Sarah's death and burial Purchase of the 
field of Ephron. 

AND Sarah was an hundred and 
twenty-seven years old, and she 



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died ; and thus ended the years of 
the life of Sarah. 

2 And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; 
the same is now called Hebron, in 
the land of Canaan. 

3 And Abraham came to mourn for 
Sarah, and to weep for her, his wife 

which was dead. 

4 And Abraham stood up from be 
fore his dead, and spake unto the 
sons of Heth, saying, lama stranger 
and a sojourner with you; give me 
a possession of a burying-place with 
you, that I may bury my dead out of 
my sight. 

5 And the children of Heth answer 
ed Abraham, saying unto him, Hear 
us, my lord; thou art a mighty prince 
among us ; in the choicest of our se 
pulchres bury thou thy dead; none 
of us shall withhold from thee his 
sepulchre, but that thou rnayest bury 
thy dead. 

6 And Abraham stood up, and 
bowed himself to the people of the 
land, and to the children of Heth ; 
and he communed with them, saying, 

7 If it be your mind that I should 
bury my dead out of my sight, hear 
me, and entreat Ephron the son of 
Zohar for me, that he may give me 
the cave of Machpelah, which he hath 
in the end of his field; 

8 For, as much money as it is worth 
he shall have, if he will give it me 
for a possession of a burying-place 
among you. 

9 And Ephron dwelt among the 
children of Heth. 

10 And Ephron, the Hittite, answer 
ed Abraham in the audience of the 
children of Heth, among all of them 
that went in at the gates of the city, 
saying, 

11 Hearken, my lord, and hear me ; 
the field I give thee, and the cave 
that is therein ; I give it thee in the 
presence of the sons of my people; 
and I give it thee ; therefore, bury 
thy dead. 

12 And Abraham bowed himself 
down before the people of the land, 
and he spake unto Ephron in the 
audience of the people of the land, 
saying, I pray thee, hear me ; 

13 If thou wilt take it of me, I will 
give thee money for the field, and I 
will bury my dead there, but I will 
give thee money for it. 



14 And Ephron answered Abraham,. 
saying unto him, My lord, hearken 
unto me ; the land thou shalt have 
for four hundred shekels of silver; 
what shall that be betwixt me and 
thee ? Bury therefore thy dead. 

15 And Abraham hearkened unto 
Ephron ; and Abraham weighed unto 
Ephron the silver which he had 
named in the audience of the sons 
of Heth, four hundred shekels of 
silver, which was current with the 
merchant. 

16 And the field of Ephron, which 
was in Machpelah, which was before 
Mamre ; the field, and the cave which 
was therein, and all the trees that 
were in the field, and that were in all 
the borders round about, were made 
sure unto Abraham for a possession, 
in the presence of the children of 
Heth, before all that went in at the 
gate of the city. 

17 And after this, Abraham buried 
Sarah his wife in the cave of the 
field of Machpelah, which is before 
Mamre ; the same is called Hebron, 
in the land of Canaan. 

18 And the field and the cave that 
was therein, were made sure unto 
Abraham for a possession of a bury 
ing-place by the sons of Heth. 

CHAPTER XXIV. 

Oath of Abraham's servant History of the 
betrothal and marriage of Isaac and Re- 
bekah. 

AND now Abraham was old, being 
well striken in age; and the 
Lord had blessed Abraham in all 
things. 

2 And Abraham said unto his eldest 
servant of his house, that ruled over 
all that he had; Put forth I pray 
thee thy hand under my hand, and I 
will make thee swear before tire Lord,, 
the God of heaven, and the God of 
the earth, that thou shalt not take a 
wife unto my son, of the daughters 
of the Canaanites among whom I 
dwell; but thou shalt go unto my 
country, and to my kindred and take 
a wife unto my son Isaac. 

3 And the servant said unto him, 
Perhaps the woman will not be will 
ing to follow me unto this land, then 
I must needs bring thy son again 
unto the land from whence thou. 
earnest. 

4 And Abraham said unto him. Be- 



CHAPTER XXIV. 



ware thou that thou bring not my 
son thither again. 

5 The Lord God of heaven which 
took me from my father's house, and 
from the land of my kindred, and 
which spake unto me, and that swear 
unto me, saying, Unto thee will I 
give this land; 

6 He sha. 1 ! send his angel before 
thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto 
my son from thence. 

7 And if the woman will not be 
willing to follow thee. then thou shalt 
be 3lear from this thine oath, only 
bring not my son thither again. 

8 And the servant put his hand un 
der the hand of Abraham his master, 
and sware to him concerning that 
matter. 

9 And the servant took ten camels 
of his master, and departed ; for all 
the goods of his master were in his 
hand. 

10 And be arose and went to Meso 
potamia, unto the city of Nahor. 

11 And he made his camels to kneel 
down without the city, by a well of 
water, at evening, the time that wo 
men go out to draw water. 

12 And he said, Lord God of my 
master Abraham, I pray thee this 
day, that thou wouldst show kind 
ness unto my master Abraham, and 
send me good speed. 

13 Behold, I stand by the well of 
water, and the daughters of the men 
of the city come out to draw water ; 

14 And let it come to pass, that the 
damsel to whom I shall say, Let down 
thy pitcher I pray thee, that I may 
drink : and she shall say, Drink, and 
I will give thy camels drink also ; let 
her be the one whom thou hast ap 
pointed for thy servant Isaac; and 
thereby shall I know that thou hast 
showed kindness unto my master. 

15 And it came to pass, before he 
had done speaking, that behold, Re- 
bekah came out, who was born to 
Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of 
Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her 
pitcher upon her shoulder. 

16 And the damsel being a virgin, 
very fair to look upon, such as the 
servant of Abraham had not seen, 
neither had any man known the like 
unto her; and she went down to the 
well, and filled her pitcher, and came 
up. 



17 And the servant ran to meet her, 
and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink 
a little water of thy pitcher. 

18 And she said, Drink, my lord ; 
and she hasted and let down her 

Sitcher upon her hand, and gave him 
rink. 

19 And when she had done giving 
him drink, she said, I will draw for 
t-hy camels also, until they have done 
drinking. 

20 And she hasted, and emptied 
her pitcher into the trough, and ran 
again unto the well to draw, and drew 
for all his camels. 

21 And the man, wondering at her, 
held his peace, pondering in his heart 
whether the Lord had made his jour 
ney prosperous or not. 

22 And it came to pass, as the ca 
mels had done drinking, that the 
man took a gold ear-ring of half a 
shekel weight, and two bracelets for 
her hands of ten shekels weight of 
gold, and said, Whose daughter art 
thou ? tell me, I pray thee ; and is 
there room in thy father's house for 
us to lodge in ? 

23 And she said unto him, I am the 
daughter of Bethuel, the son of Mil 
cah, which she bare unto Nahor. 

24 She said moreover, unto him, 
We have both straw and provender 
enough, and room to lodge in. 

25 And the man bowed down his 
head and worshipped the Lord. 

26 And he said, Blessed is the Lord 
God of my master Abraham, who 
hath not left my master destitute of 
his mercy and his truth ; and when 
I was in the way, the Lord led me to 
the house of my master's brethren. 

27 And the damsel ran to the house, 
and told her mother these things. 

28 And Rebekah had a brother, 
whose name was Laban ; and Laban 
ran out to the man, unto the well. 

29 And it came to pass when he 
saw the ear-rings, and bracelets upon 
his sister's hands, and when he heard 
the word of Rebekah his sister, say 
ing, Thus spake the man unto me, 
and I came unto the man, and be 
hold, he stood by the camels at the 
well. 

30 And he said, Come in, thou bless 
ed of the Lord; wherefore standest 
thou without? for I have prepared 
the house, and room for the camels. 



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31 And the man came into the 
house. 

32 And he unburdened his camels, 
and gave straw and provender for the 
camels, and water to wash his feet, 
and the men's feet that came with 
him. 

33 And there was set before him 
food to eat ; but he said, I will not 
eat until I have told mine errand. 

34 And Laban said, Speak on. And 
he said, I am Abraham's servant ; 

35 And the Lord hath blessed my 
master greatly, and he is become 
great, and he hath given him flocks, 
and herds, and silver, and gold ; and 
men servants, and maid servants, and 
camels, and asses. 

36 And Sarah, my master's wife, 
bare a son to my master when she 
was old ; and unto him hath he given 
all that he hath. 

37 And my master made me swear, 
saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to 
my son of the daughters of the 
Canaanites, in whose land I dwell ; 

38 But thou shalt go unto my father's 
house, and to my kindred, and take a 
wife unto my son. 

39 And I said unto my master, Per 
haps the woman will not follow 
me. 

40 And he said unto me, The Lord, 
before whom I walk, will send his 
angel with thee, and he will prosper 
thy way ; 

41 And thou shalt .take a wife for 
my son, of my kindred, and of my 
father's house ; then shalt thou be 
clear of my oath. 

42 When thou comest to my kindred, 
and if they give thee not a wife for 
my son, thou shalt be clear from my 
oa'th. 

43 And I came this day unto the 
well, and said, Lord God of my 
master Abraham, if now thou wilt 
prosper my way which I go ; 

44 Behold, I stand by the well of 
water ; and it shall come to pass, that 
when the virgin cometh forth to draw 
water, and I say to her, Give me I 
pray thee a little water of thy pitcher 
to drink ; 

45 And if she say to me, Both drink 
thou, and I will also draw for thy 
camels ; the same is the woman whom 
the Lord hath appointed out for my 
master's son. 



46 And before I had done speaking 
in my heart, behold, Rebekah came 
forth with her pitcher on her shoulder, 
and she went down unto the well and 
drew water. 

47 And I said unto her, Let me 
drink I pray thee j 

48 And she made haste, and let 
down her pitcher from her shoulder, 
and said, Drink, and I will give thy 
camels drink also ; so I drank, and 
she made the camels drink also. 

49 And I asked her and said, Whose 
daughter art thou ? 

50 And she said, The daughter of 
Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah 
bare unto him. 

51 And I gave the ear-rings unto 
her, to put into her ears, and the 
bracelets upon her hands. 

52 And I bowed down my head, 
a-ud worshipped the Lord, and blessed 
the Lord God of my master Abraham, 
who had led me in the right way to 
take my master's brother's daughter 
unto his son. 

53 And now, if thou wilt deal kindly 
and truly with my master, tell me ; 
and if not, tell me ; that I may turn 
to the right hand or to the left. 

54 Then Laban and Bethuel answer 
ed, and said, The thing proceedeth 
from the Lord ; we cannot speak unto 
thee bad or good. 

55 Behold, Rebekah is before thee, 
take her and go, and let her be thy 
master's son's wife, as the Lord hath 
spoken. 

56 And it came to pass, that, when 
Abraham's servant heard these words, 
he worshipped the Lord, bowing him 
self to the earth. 

57 And the servant brought forth 
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, 
and raiment, and gave to Rebekah. 
He gave also to her brother, and to 
her mother, precious things. 

58 And they did eat and drink, he 
and the men that were with him, and 
tarried all night. 

59 And they arose up in the morn 
ing, and he said, Send me away unto 
my master. 

60 And her brother, and her mother, 
said, Let the damsel abide with us at 
the least ten days ; after that she shall 
go. 

61 And he said unto them, Hinder 
me not, seeing the Lord hath pros- 






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fered my way ; send me away, that 
may go unto my master. 

62 And they said, We will call the 
damsel and enquire at her mouth. 

63 And they called Rebekah, and 
said unto her, Wilt thou go with this 
man ? 

64 And she said, I will go. And 
they sent away Rebekah their sister, 
and her nurse, and Abraham's serv 
ant, and his men. 

65 And they blessed Rebekah, and 
said unto her, thou, our sister, be 
thou blessed of thousands of mil 
lions ; and let thy seed possess the 
gate of those who hate them. 

66 And Rebekah arose, and her 
damsels, and they rode upon the 
camels, and followed the man ; and 
the servant took Rebekah and went 
his way. 

67 And Isaac came from the way 
of the well La-hai-roi ; for he dwelt in 
the south country. 

68 And Isaac went out to meditate 
in the field at eventide ; and he lifted 
up his eyes, and saw, and behold the 
camels coming. 

69 And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, 
and when she saw Isaac, she lighted 
off the camel; for she said unto the 
servant, What man is this that walk- 
eth in the field to meet us? 

70 And the servant said, It is my 
master ; therefore she took a veil and 
covered herself. 

71 And the servant told Isaac all 
things that he had done. 

72 And Isaac brought her into his 
mother Sarah's tent, and took Re 
bekah, and she became his wife ; and 
he loved her. 

73 And Isaac was comforted after 
his mother's death. 

CHAPTER XXV. 

Abraham marneth Keturah His deatfi 
Ttie generations of Ishmaul His death 
The birth of Esau and Jacob Esau setteth 
his birthright. 

mHEN again Abraham took a wife, 

1 and her name was Keturah. 

2 And she bare him Zimran, and 
Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, 
and Ishbak, and Shuah. 

3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and 
Dedan. And the sons of Dedan 
were Asshurim, and Letushiin, and 
Leummim. 

4 And the sons of Midian ; Ephah, 
and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, 



and Eldaah. All these were the 
children of Keturah. 

5 And Abraham gave all that he 
had unto Isaac. 

6 But unto the sons of the concu 
bines, which Abraham had, Abraham 

fave gifts, and sent them away from 
saac his son, while he yet lived, east 
ward, unto the east country. 

7 And these are the number of the 
years of Abraham's life, which he 
lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen 
years. 

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, 
and died in a good old age, an old 
man, and full of years; and was 
gathered to his people. 

9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael 
buried him in the cave of Machpelah, 
in the field of Ephron the son of 
Zohar the Hittite, which is before 
Mamre ; 

10 The field which Abraham pur 
chased of the sons of Heth , there was 
Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife. 

11 And it came to pass after the 
death of Abraham, that God Messed 
his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by 
the well La-hai-roi. 

12 Now these are the generations of 
Ishmael, Abraham's son, whom Hagar 
the Egyptian, Sarah's hand-maid, 
bare unto Abraham ; 

13 And these are the names of the 
sons of Ishmael, by their names, 
according to their generations; the 
first-born of Ishmael, Nebajoth ; and 
Kedar, and Adbeel, and Mibsam. 

14 And Mishma, and Dumah, and 
Massa. 

15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Na- 
phish, and Kedemah ; 

16 These are the sons of Ishmael, 
and these are their names, by their 
towns, and by their castles; twelve 
princes according to their nations. 

1 7 And these are the number of the 
years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred 
and thirty and seven years; and he 
gave up the ghost and died, and was 
gathered unto his people. 

18 And they dwelt from Havilah 
unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as 
thou goest toward Assyria; and he 
died in the presence of all his 
brethren. 

19 And ihese are the generations of 
Isaac, Abraham's son ; Abraham be 
gat Isaac ; 



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20 And Isaac was forty years oM 
when he took Rebekah to wife, the 
daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of 
Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the 
Syrian. 

21 And Isaac entreated the Lord 
for his wife, that she might bare 
children, because she was barren. 
And the Lord was entreated of him, 
and Rebekah his wife conceived. 

22 And the children struggled to 
gether within her womb; and she 
said, If I am with child, why is it 
thus with me? And she went to 
enquire of the Lord. 

23 And the Lord said unto her, Two 
nations are in thy womb, and two 
manner of people shall be separated 
from thy bowels ; and the one people 
shall be stronger than the other 
people ; and the elder shall serve the 
younger. 

24 And when her days to be de 
livered were fulfilled, behold, there 
were twins in her womb. 

25 And the first came out red, all 
over like a hairy garment ; and they 
called his name Esau. 

26 And after that came his brother 
out, and his hand took hold on Esau's 
heel ; and his name was called Jacob ; 
and Isaac was threescore years old 
when she bare them. 

27 And the boys grew: and Esau 
was a cunning hunter, a man of the 
field ; and Jacob was a plain man, 
dwelling in tents. 

28 And Isaac loved Esau, because 
he did eat of his venison ; but Ile 
bekah loved Jacob. 

29 And Jacob sod pottage ; and 
Esau came from the field, and he was 
faint ; 

30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed 
me, I pray thee, with that same red 
pottage ; for I am faint ; therefore 
was his name called Edom. 

31 And Jacob said, Sell me this 
day thy birthright. 

32 And Esau said, Behold, I am at 
the point of dying ; and what shall 
this birthright profit me ? 

33 And Jacob said, Swear to me 
this day ; and he swore unto him ; 
and he sold his birthright unto 
Jacob. 

34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread 
and pottage of lentiles ; an'd he did 
eat and drink, and rose up, and went 



his way. Thus Esau despised MB 

birthright. 

CHAPTER XXVT. 

Isaac goeth to Gerar God blesseth him He 
denieth his wife Esau marrietk. 

AND there was a famine in the 
land, besides the first famine 
that was in the days of Abraham. 
And Isaac went unto Abimelech king 
of the Philistines unto Gerar. 

2 And the Lord appeared unto him, 
and said, Go not down into Egypt; 
dwell in the land which I shall toll 
thee of. 

3 Sojourn in this land, and I ,vill 
be with thee, and will bless thee ; for 
unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will 
give all these countries, and I will 
perform the oath which I aware unto 
Abraham thy father; 

4 And I will make thy seed to mul 
tiply as the stars of heaven, and will 
give unto thy seed all the?e countries; 
and in thy seed shall all the nations 
of the earth be blessed ; 

5 Because that Abraham obeyed my 
voice, and kept my charge, my com 
mandments, my statutes, and my laws. 

6 And Isaac dwelt in Gerar. 

7 And the men of the place asked 
him concerning his wife ; and he 
said, She is my sister ; for he feared 
to say, She is my wife ; lest, the men 
of the place should kill him for to 
get Eebekah ; because she was fair to 
look upon. 

8 And it came to pass, when he had 
been there a long time, that Abime 
lech king of the Philistines looked 
out at a window, and saw, and, be 
hold, Isaac was sporting with Rebe- 
kah his wife. 

9 And Abimelech called Isaac, and 
said, Behold, of a surety Rebekah is 
thy wife ; and how saidst thou she 
is thy sister ? And Isaac said unto 
him, I said it because I feared lest I 
die for her. 

10 And Abimelech said, What is 
this thou hast done unto us ? one of 
the people might lightly have lain 
with thy wife, and thou shouldest 
have brought guiltiness upon us. 

11 And Abimelech charged all his 
people, saying. He that toucheth this 
man or his wife shall surely be put 
to death. 

12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, 
and received in the same year a hun- 



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dred-fold j and the Lord blessed him. 

13 And the man waxed great, and 
went forward, and grew until he be 
came very great; 

14 For he had possession of flocks, 
and posssesion of herds, and great 
store of servants ; and the Philistines 
envied him. 

15 For all the wells which his fa 
ther's servants had digged in the 
days of Abraham his father, the 
Philistines had stopped them, and 
filled them with earth. 

16 And Abimelecb said unto Isaac, 
Go from us ; for thou art much might 
ier than we. 

17 And Isaac departed thence, and 
pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, 
and dwelt there. 

18 And Isaac digged again the 
wells of water, which they had digged 
in the days of Abraham his father ; 
for the Philistines had stopped them 
after the death of Abraham ; and he 
called their names after the names 
by which his father had called them. 

19 And Isaac's servants digged in 
the valley, and found there a well of 
springing water. 

20 And the herdman of Gerar did 
strive with Isaac's herdinen, saying, 
The water is ours ; and he called the 
name of the well Esek; because they 
strove with him. 

21 And they digged another well, 
and strove for that also ; and he 
called the name of it Sitnah. 

22 And he removed from thence, 
and digged another well ; and for 
that they strove not ; and he called 
the name of it Rehoboth ; and he 
said, For now the Lord hath made 
room for us, and we shall be fruitful 
in the land. 

23 And he went up from thence to 
Ber-sheba. 

24 And the Lord appeared unto 
him the same night, and said, I am 
the God of Abraham thy father ; fear 
not, for I am with thee, and will bless 
thee, and multiply thy seed for my 
servant Abraham's sake. 

25 And he builded an altar there, 
and called upon the name of the 
Lord, and pitched his tent there ; 
and there Isaac's servants digged a 
well. 

26 Then Abimelech went to him 
from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his 

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friends, and Phichol the chief captain 
of his army. 

27 And Isaac said unto them, 
Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye 
hate me, and have sent me away 
from you ? 

28 And they said, We saw certainly 
that the Lord was with thee ; and we 
said, Let there be now an oath be 
twixt us, even betwixt us and thee, 
and let us make a covenant with 
thee; 

29 That thou wilt do us no hurt, 
as we have not touched thee, and as 
we have done unto thee nothing but 
good, and have sent thee away in 
peace ; thou art now the blessed of 
the Lord. 

30 And he made them a feast, and 
they did eat and drink. 

31 And they rose up betimes in the 
morning, and sware one to another ; 
and Isaac sent them away, and they 
departed from him in peace. 

32 And it came to pass the same 
day, that Isaac's servants came, and 
told him concerning the well which 
they had digged, and said unto him, 
We have found water. 

33 And he called it Sheba ; there 
fore the name of the city is Beer- 
sheba unto this day. 

34 And Esau was forty years old 
when he took to wife Judith the 
daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and 
Bashemath the daughter of Elon the 
Hittite ; 

35 Which were a grief of mind unto 
Isaac and to Rebekah. 

CHAPTER XXVII. 

Jacob by stratagem obtaineth the blessing. 

AND it came to pass, that when 
Isaac was old, and his eyes were 
dim, so that he could not see, he call 
ed Esau his eldest son, and said unto 
him, My son j and he said unto him, 
Behold, here am I. 

2 And he said, Behold now, I am 
old, I know not the day of my death ; 

3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, 
thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, 
and go out to the field, and take me 
some venison ; 

4 And make me savoury meat, such 
as I love, and bring it to me, that I 
may eat ; that my soul may bless thee 
before I die. 

5 And Rebekah heard when Isaac 
spake to Esau his son. And Esau 



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went to the field to hunt for venison, 
and to bring it. 

6 And Kebekat spake unto Jacob 
her son, saying, Behold, I heard thy 
father speak unto Esau thy brother, 
saying, 

7 Bring me venison, and make me 
savoury meat, that I may eat, and 
bless thee before the Lord before my 
death. 

8 Now therefore, my son, obey my 
voice according to that which I com 
mand thee. 

9 Go now to the flock, and fetch 
me from thence two good kids of the 
goats ; and I will make them savoury 
meat for thy father, such as he 
loveth; 

10 And thou shalt bring it to thy 
father, that he may eat, and that he 
may bless thee before his death. 

11 And Jacob said to Rebekah his 
mother, Behold, Esau my brother is 
a hairy man, and I am a smooth 
man; 

12 My father peradventure will feel 
me, and I shall seem to him as a de 
ceiver; and I shall bring a curse 
upon me, and not a blessing. 

13 And his mother said unto him, 
Upon me be thy curse, my son ; only 
obey my voice, and go fetch me 
them. 

14 And he went, and fetched, and 
brought them to his mother; and his 
mother made savoury meat, such as 
his father loved. 

15 And Rebekah took goodly rai 
ment of her eldest son Esau, which 
were with her in the house, and put 
them upon Jacob her younger son ; 

16 And she put the skins of the 
kids of the goats upon his hands, 
and upon the smooth of his neck ; 

17 And she gave the savoury meat 
and the bread, which she had pre 
pared, into the hand of her son Ja 
cob. 

18 And he came unto his father, 
and said, My father; and he said, 
Here am I ; who art thou, my son ? 

19 And Jacob said unto his father, 
I am Esau thy first-born ; I have done 
according as thou badest me: arise, I 
pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, 
that thy soul may bless me. 

20 And Isaac said unto his son, 
How is it that thou hast found it so 
quickly, my son ? And he said, Be- 



GENESIS. 

cause the Lord thy God broug 
to me. 

21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, 
Come near, I pray thee, that I may 
feel thee, my son, whether thou be 
my very son Esau or not. 

22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac 
his father; and he felt him, and said, 
The voice is Jacob's voice, but the 
hands are the hands of Esau. 

23 And he discerned him not, be 
cause his hands were hairy, as his 
brother Esau's hands; so he blessed 
him. 

24 And he said, Art thou my very 
son Esau? And he said, I am. 

25 And he said, Bring it near to 
me, and I will eat of my son's veni 
son, that my soul may bless thee. 
And he brought it near to him, and 
he did eat; and he brought him wine, 
and he drank. 

26 And his father Isaac said unto 
him, Come near now, and kiss me, 
my son. 

27 And he came near, and kissed 
him ; and he smelled the smell of his 
raiment, and blessed him, and said, 
See, the smell of my son is as the 
smell of a field which the Lord hath 
blessed ; 

28 Therefore God give thee of the 
dew of heaven, and the fatness of 
the earth, and plenty of corn and 
wine; 

29 Let people serve thee, and na 
tions bow down to thee; be lord over 
thy brethren, and let thy mother's 
sons bow down to thee; cursed be 
every one that curseth thee, and 
blessed be he that blesseth thee. 

30 And it came to pass, as soon as 
Isaac had made an end of blessing 
Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce 
gone out from the presence of Isaac 
his father, that Esau his brother 
came in from his hunting. 

31 And he also had made savoury 
meat, and brought it unto his father, 
and said unto his father, Let my 
father arise, and eat of his son's 
venison, that thy soul may bless 
me. 

32 And Isaac his father said unto 
him, Who art thou? And he said, 
I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. 

33 And Isaac trembled very ex 
ceedingly, and said. Who ? where is 
he that hath taken venison, and 






CHAPTER XXVIII. 



brought it me, and I have eaten of 
all before thou earnest, and have 
blessed him ? yea, and he shall be 
blessed. 

34 And when Esau heard the words 
of his father, he cried with a great 
and exceeding bitter cry, and said 
unto his father, Bless me, even me 
also, my father. 

35 And he said, Thy brother came 
with subtilty, and hath taken away 
thy blessing. 

36 And he said, Is not he rightly 
named Jacob ? for he hath supplanted 
me these two times ; he took away 
my birthright; and, behold, now he 
hath taken away my blessing. And 
he said, Hast thou not reserved a 
blessing for me ? 

37 And Isaac answered and said 
unto Esau, Behold, I have made him 
thy lord, and all his brethren have I 
given to him for servants ; and with 
corn and wine have I sustained him; 
and what shall I do now unto thee, 
my son ? 

38 And Esau said unto his father, 
Hast thou but one blessing, my fa 
ther ? bless me, even me also, my 
father. And Esau lifted up his voice, 
and wept. 

39 And Isaac his father answered 
and said unto him, Behold, thy 
dwelling shall be the fatness of the 
earth, and of the dew of heaven 
from above; 

40 And by thy sword shalt thou 
live, and shalt serve thy brother; 
and it shall come to pass when 
thou shalt have the dominion, that 
thou shalt break his yoke from off 
thy neck. 

41 And Esau hated Jacob because 
of the blessing wherewith his father 
blessed him; and Esau said in his 
heart, Th > days of mourning for my 
father ar:> at hand ; then will I slay 
my brother Jacob. 

42 And these words of Esau her 
elder son were told to Rebekah; and 
she sent and called Jacob her younger 
son, and said unto him, Behold, thy 
brother Esau, as touching thee, doth 
comfort himself, purposing to kill 
thee. 

43 Now therefore, my son, obey my 
voice ; and arise, flee thou to Laban 
jay brother, to Haran ; 

44 And tarry with him a few days, 



until thy brother's fury turn away ; 

45 Until thy brother's anger turn 
away from thee, and he forget that 
which thou hast done to him ; then 
I will send, and fetch thee from 
thence ; why should I be deprived 
also of you both in one day ? 

46 And Rebekah said to Isaac, I 
am weary of my life because of the 
daughters of Heth ; if Jacob take a 
wife of the daughters of Heth, such 
as these which are of the daughters 
of the land, what good shall my life 
do me? 

CHAPTER XXVIII. 
Isaac blesseth Jacob Esau marrieth JUahn- 
lath The vision of Jacob's ladder The 
stone of Bdh-el Jacob's vow. 

AND Isaac called Jacob, and 
blessed him, and charged him, 
and said unto him, Thou shalt not 
take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. 

2 Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the 
house of Bethuel thy mother's father; 
and take thee a wife from thence of 
the daughters of Laban thy mother's 
brother. 

3 And God Almighty bless thee. 
and make thee fruitful, and multiply 
thee, that thou mayest be a multitude 
of people ; 

4 And give thee the blessing of 
Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed 
with thee ; that thou mayest inherit 
the land wherein thou art a stranger, 
which God gave unto Abraham. 

5 And Isaac sent away Jacob ; and 
he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, 
son of Bethuel the Syrian, the bro 
ther of Rebekah, Jacob's and Esau's 
mother. 

6 When Esau saw that Isaac had 
blessed Jacob, and sent him away to 
Padan-aram, to take him a wife from 
thence ; and that as he blessed him 
he gave him a charge, saying, Thou 
shalt not take a wife of the daughters 
of Canaan ; 

7 And that Jacob obeyed his father 
and his mother, and was gone to 
Padan-aram ; 

8 And Esau seeing that the daugh 
ters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his 
father ; 

9 Then went Esau unto Ishmael, 
and took unto the wives which he 
had Mahalath the daughter of Ish 
mael Abraham's son, the sister of 
Nebajoth, to be his wife. 



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10 And Jacob went out from Beer- 
sheba, and went toward Haran. 

11 And he lighted upon a certain 
place, and tarried there all night, be 
cause the sun was set ; and he took 
of the stones of that place, and put 
them for his pillows, and lay down in 
that place to sleep. 

12 And he dreamed, and behold a 
ladder set up on the earth, and the 
top of it reached to heaven ; and be 
hold the angels of God ascending and . 
descending upon it. 

13 And, behold, the Lord stood 
above it, and said, I am the Lord 
God of Abraham thy father, and the 
God of Isaac; the land whereon thou 
liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy 
seed ; 

14 And thy seed shall be as the 
dust of the earth ; and thou shalt 
spread abroad to the west, and to the 
east, and to the north, and to the 
south ; and in thee and in thy seed 
shall all the families of the earth be 
blessed. 

15 And, behold, I am with thee, and 
will keep thee in all places whither 
thou goest, and will bring thee again 
into this land; for I will not leave 
thee, until I have done that which I 
have spoken to thee of. 

16 And Jacob awaked out of his 
sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is 
in this place ; and I knew it not. 

17 And he was afraid, and said, How 
dreadful is this place ! this is none 
other but the house of God, and this 
is the gate of heaven. 

18 And Jacob rose up early in the 
morning, and took the stone that he 
had put for his pillows, and set it up 
for a pillar, and poured oil upon the 
top of it. 

19 And he called the name of that 
place Beth-el ; but the name of that 
city was called Luz at the first. 

20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, 
If God will be with me, and will keep 
me in this way that I go, and will give 
me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, 

21 So that I come again to my 
father's house in peace; then shall 
the Lord be my God ; 

22 And the place of this stone which 
I have set for a pillar, shall be the 
place of God's house; and of all that 
thou shalt give me I will surely give 
the tenth unto thee. 



CHAPTER XXIX. 

Jacob cometh to Haran Jacob awenunteth 
for Rachel He is deceived with LeoJt 
He marrieth Rachel. 

THEN Jacob went on his journey, 
and came into the land of the 
people of the east. 

2 And he looked, and behold a well 
in the field, and, lo, there were three 
flocks of sheep lying by it ; for out of 
that well they watered the flocks ; 
and a great stone was upon the well's 
mouth. 

3 And thither were all the flocks 
gathered; and they rolled the stone 
from the well's mouth, and watered 
the sheep, and put the stone again 
upon the well's mouth in his place. 

4 And Jacob said unto them, My 
brethren, from whence are ye ? And 
they said, From Haran. 

5 And he said unto them, Know ye 
Laban the son of Nahor ? And they 
said, We know him. 

6 And he said unto them, Is he 
well ? And they said, He is well ; 
and, behold, Rachel, his daughter 
cometh with the sheep. 

7 And he said, Lo, it is yet high 
day, neither is it time that the cattle 
should be gathered together; water 
ye the sheep, and go and feed them. 

8 And they said, We cannot, until 
all the flocks be gathered together, 
and till they roll the stone from the 
well's mouth ; then we water the sheep. 

9 And while he yet spake with 
them, Rachel came with her father's 
sheep ; for she kept them. 

10 And it came to pass, when Jacob 
saw Rachel the daughter of Laban 
his mother's brother, and the sheep 
of Laban his mother's brother, that 
Jacob went near, and rolled the 
stone from the well's mouth, and 
watered the flock of Laban his mo 
ther's brother. 

11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and 
lifted up his voice, and wept. 

12 And Jacob told Rachel that he 
was her father's brother, and that he 
was Rebekah's son ; and she ran and 
told her father. 

13 And it came to pass, when Laban 
heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's 
son, that he ran to meet him, and 
embraced him, and kissed him, and 
brought him to his house. And ho 
told Laban all these things. 



CHAPTER XXX. 



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14 And Laban said to him, Surely 
thou art my bone and my flesh. And 
he abode with him the space of a 
month. 

15 And Laban said unto Jacob, Be 
cause thou art my brother, shouldest 
thou therefore serve me for naught ? 
tell me, what shall thy wages be ? 

16 And Laban had two daughters; 
the name of the elder was Leah, and 
the name of the younger was Rachel. 

17 Leah was tender-eyed; but Ra 
chel was beautiful and well-favoured. 

IS And Jacob loved Rachel; and 
said, I will serve thee seven years 
for Rachel thy younger daughter. 

19 And Laban said, It is better that 
I give her to thee, than that I should 
give her to another man ; abide with 
me. 

20 And Jacob served seven years 
for Rachel; and they seemed unto 
him but a few days, for the love he 
had to her. 

21 And Jacob said unto Laban, Give 
unto me my wife, that I may go and 
take her, for my days of serving thee 
are fulfilled. 

22 And Laban gave her to Jacob, 
and gathered together all the men of 
the place, and made a feast. 

23 And it came to pass in the even 
ing, that he took Leah his daughter, 
and brought her to Jacob, and she 
went in and slept with him. 

24 And Laban gave unto his daugh 
ter Leah, Zilpah, his handmaid, to be 
a handmaid for her. 

25 And it came to pass, that in the 
morning, behold, it was Leah ; and 
he said to Laban, What is this thou 
hast done unto me ? did not I serve 
with thee for Rachel ? wherefore then 
hast thou beguiled me? 

26 And Laban said, It must not be 
so done in our country, to give the 
younger before the first-born. 

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give 
thee this also for the service which 
thou shalt serve with me yet seven 
other years. 

28 And Jacob did so, and fulfilled 
her week ; and he gave him Rachel 
his daughter to wife also. 

29 And Laban gave to Rachel his 
daughter, Bilhah, his handmaid, to be 
her maid. 

20 And he went in also and slept 
x-.ith Rachel, and he loved Rachel 
5* 



also, more than Leah, and served 
with Laban yet seven other years. 

31 And when the Lord saw that 
Leah was hated, he opened her 
womb; but Rachel was barren. 

32 And Leah conceived, and bare a 
son ; and she called his name Reu 
ben ; for she said, Surely the Lord 
hath looked upon my affliction ; now 
therefore my husband will love me. 

33 And she conceived again, and 
bare a son; and said, Because the 
Lord hath heard that I was hated, 
he hath therefore given me this son 
also; and she called his name 
Simeon. 

34 And she oonceived again, and 
bare a son ; and said, Now this time 
will my husband be joined unto me, 
because I have borne him three sons; 
therefore was his name called Levi. 

35 And she conceived again, and 
bare a son ; and she said, Now will I 
praise the Lord ; therefore she called 
his name Judah ; and left bearing. 

CHAPTER XXX. 

Rachel giveth her maid unto Jacob Leah 
ffiveih her maid Rachel beareth Joseph- 
Jacob's policy. 

AND when Rachel saw that she 
bare Jacob no children, Rachel 
envied her sister; and said unto 
Jacob, Give me children, or else I 
die. 

2 And Jacob's anger was kindled 
against Rachel; and he said, Am I 
in God's stead, who hath withheld 
from thee the fruit of the womb ? 

3 And she said, Behold my maid 
Bilhah, go and lie with her ; and she 
shall bear upon my knees, that I may 
also have children by her. 

4 And she gave him Bilhah her 
handmaid to wife; and Jacob went 
and lay with her. 

5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare 
Jacob a son. 

6 And Rachel said, God hath judged 
me, and hath also heard my voice, 
and hath given me a son ; therefore 
called she his name Dan. 

7 And Bilhah Rachel's maid con 
ceived again, and bare Jacob a second 
son. 

8 And Rachel said, With great 
wrestlings have I wrestled with my 
sister, and I have prevailed; and she 
called his name Naphtali. 

9 When Leah saw that she had left 



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bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, 
and gave her unto Jacob to wife. 

10 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 
Jacob a son. 

11 And Leah said, A troop cometh ; 
and siie called his name Gad. 

12 And Zilpah Leah's maid bare 
Jacob a second son. 

13 And Leah said, Happy am I, for 
the daughters will call me blessed; 
and she called his name Asher. 

14 And Reuben went in the days of 
wheat harvest, and found mandrakes 
in the field, and brought them unto 
his mother Leah. Then Rachel said 
to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy 
son's mandrakes. 

15 And she said unto her, Is it a 
small matter that thou hast taken my 
husband ? and wouldest thou take 
away my son's mandrakes also ? And 
Rachel said, Therefore he shall lie 
with thee to-night for thy son's man 
drakes. 

16 And Jacob came out of the field 
in the evening, and Leah went out to 
meet him, and said, Thou must come 
and lie with me ; for surely I have 
hired thee with my son's mandrakes. 
And he lay with her that night. 

17 And God hearkened unto Leah, 
and she conceived, and bare Jacob 
the fifth son. 

18 And Leah said, God hath given 
me my hire, because I have given my 
maiden to my husband; and she called 
his name Issachar. 

19 And Leah conceived again, and 
bare Jacob the sixth son. 

20 And Leah said, God hath endued 
me with a good dowry; now will my 
husband dwell with me, because I 
have borne him six sons; and she 
called his name Zebulun. 

21 And afterwards she bare a 
daughter, and called her name 
Dinah. 

22 And God remembered Rachel, 
and God hearkened to her, and open 
ed her womb. 

23 And she conceived, and bare a 
son ; and said, God hath taken away 
my reproach ; 

24 And she called his name Jo 
seph ; and said, The Lord shall add 
to me another son. 

25 And it came to pass, when Ra 
chel had borne Joseph, that Jacob 
said unto Laban, Send me away, that 




I may go unto mine own place, at 
to my country. 

26 Give me my wives and my chil 
dren, for whom I have served thee, 
and let me go ; for thou knowest my 
service which I have done thee. 

27 And Laban said unto him, I 
pray thee, if I have found favour in 
thine eyes, tarry ; for I have learned 
by experience that the Lord hath 
blessed me for thy sake. 

28 And he said, Appoint me thy 
wages, and I will give it. 

29 And he said unto him, Thou 
knowest how I have served thee, and 
how thy cattle was with me. 

30 For it was little which thou hadst 
before I came, and it is now increased 
unto a multitude ; and the Lord hath 
blessed thee since my coming ; and 
now, when shall I provide for mine 
own house also ? 

31 And he said, What shall I give 
thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt 
not give me anything ; if thou wilt 
do this thing for me, I will again 
feed and keep thy flock. 

32 I will pass through all thy flock 
to-day, removing from thence all the 
speckled and spotted cattle, and all 
the brown cattle among the sheep, and 
the spotted and speckled among the 
goats ; and of such shall be my hire. 

33 So shall my righteousnesss an 
swer for me in time to come, when it 
shall come for my hire before thy 
face ; every one that is not speckled 
and spotted among the goats, and 
brown among the sheep, that shall be 
counted stolen with me. 

34 And Laban said, Behold. I would 
it might be according to thy word. 

35 And he removed that day the 
he goats that were ringstreaked and 
spotted, and all the she goats that 
were speckled and spotted, and every 
one that had some white in it, and all 
the brown among the sheep, and gave 
them into the hand of his sons. 

36 And he set three days' journey 
betwixt himself and Jacob ; and Ja 
cob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. 

37 And Jacob took him rods of 
green poplar, and of the hazel and 
chesnut tree ; and pilled white streaks 
in them, and made the white appear 
which was in the lods. 

38 And he set th^ rods which he 
had pilled before the fiocks in the gut- 



CHAPTER XXXI. 



ters in the watering troughs when the 
flocks came to drink, that they should 
conceive when they came to drink. 

39 And the flocks conceived before 
the rods, and brought forth cattle 
ringstreaked, speckled, and spotted. 

40 Arid Jacob did separate the 
lambs, and set the faces of the flocks 
toward the ringstreaked, and all the 
brown in the flock of Laban : and he 
put his own flocks by themselves, and 
put them not unto Laban's cattle. 

41 And it came to pass, whensoever 
the stronger cattle did conceive, that 
Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of 
the cattle in the gutters, that they 
might conceive among the rods. 

42 But when the cattle were feeble, 
he put them not in; so the feebler 
were Laban's, and the stronger 
Jacob's. 

43 And the man increased exceed 
ingly, and had much cattle, and 
maid servants, and men servants, 
and camels, and asses. 

CHAPTER XXXT. 

Jacob departeth secretly Laban pursueth 
him T/ie covenant at Ga.le.ed. 

AND he heard the words of La- 
ban's sons, saying, Jacob hath 
taken away all that was our father's; 
and of that which was our father's 
hath he gotten all this glory. 

2 And Jacob beheld the countenance 
of Laban, and, behold, it was not 
toward him as before. 

3 And the Lord said unto Jacob, 
Return unto the land of thy fathers, 
and to thy kindred; and I will be 
with thee. 

4 And Jacob sent and called Rachel 
and Leah to the field unto his flock, 

5 And said unto them, I see your 
father's countenance, that it is not 
toward me as before ; but the God of 
my father hath been with me. 

6 And ye know that with all my 
power I have served your father. 

7 And your father hath deceived 
me, and changed my wages ten 
times ; but God suffered him not to 
hurt me. 

8 If he said thus, The speckled 
shall be thy wages ; then all the cat 
tle bare speckled ; and if he said 
thus, The ringstreaked shall be thy 
hire; then bare all the cattle ring- 
streaked. 

9 Thus God hath taken away the 



cattle of your father, and given them 
to me. 

10 And it came to pass at the time 
that the cattle conceived, that I lifted 
up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, 
and, behold, the rams which leaped 
upon the cattle were ringstreaked, 
speckled, and grizzled. 

11 And the angel of God spake unto 
me in a dream, saying, Jacob ; and I 
said, Here am I. 

12 And he said, Lift up now thine 
eyes, and see, all the rams which leap 
upon the cattle are ringstreaked, 
speckled, and grizzled ; for I -have 
seen all that Laban doeth unto thee. 

13 I am the God of Beth-el, where 
thou anointedst the pillar, and where 
thou vowedst a vow unto me ; now 
arise, get thee out from this land, and 
return unto the land of thy kindred. 

14 And Rachel and Leah answered 
and said unto him, Is there yet any 
portion or inheritance for us in our 
father's house ? 

15 Are we not counted of him 
strangers ? for he hath sold us, and 
hath quite devoured also our money. 

16 For all the riches which God 
hath taken from our father, that is 
ours, and our children's ; now then 
whatsoever God hath said unto thee, 
do. 

17 Then Jacob rose up, and set his 
sons and his wives upon camels ; 

18 And he carried away all his cat 
tle, and all his goods which he had 
gotten, the cattle of his getting, 
which he had gotten in Padan-aram, 
for to go to Isaac his father in the 
land of Canaan. 

19 And Laban went to shear his 
sheep ; and Rachel had stolen the 
images that were her father's. 

20 And Jacob stole away unawares 
to Laban the Syrian, in that he told 
him not that he fled. 

21 So he fled with all that he had ; 
and he rose up, and passed over the 
river, and set his face toward the 
mount Gilead. 

22 And it was told Laban on the 
third day, that Jacob was fled. 

23 And he took his brethren with 
him, and pursued after him seven 
days' journey; and they overtook 
him in the mount Gilead. 

24 And God came to Laban the 
Syrian in a dream by night, and said 



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unto him, Take heed that thou speak 
not to Jacob either good or bad. 

25 Then Laban overtook Jacob. 
Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the 
mount ; and Laban with his brethren 
pitched in the mount of Gilead. 

26 And Laban said to Jacob, What 
hast thou done, that thou hast stolen 
away unawares to me, and carried 
away my daughters, as captives taken 
with the sword ? 

27 Wherefore didst thou flee away 
secretly, and steal away from me; 
and didst not tell me, that I might 
haversent thee away with mirth, and 
with songs, with tabret, and with 
harp? 

28 And hast not suffered me to kiss 
my sons and my daughters ? thou 
hast now done foolishly in so doing. 

29 It is in the power of my hand 
to do you hurt: but the God of your 
father spake unto me yesternight, say 
ing, Take thou heed that thou speak 
not to Jacob either good or bad. 

30 And now, though thou wouldest 
needs be gone, because thou sore 
longedst after thy father's house, yet 
wherefore hast thou stolen my gods ? 

31 And Jacob answered and said 
to Laban, Because I was afraid ; for 
I said, Peradventure thou wouldest 
take by force thy daughters from 
me. 

32 With whomsoever thou findest 
thy gods, let him not live ; before 
our brethren discern thou what is 
thine with me, and take it to thec. 
For Jacob knew not that Rachel had 
stolen them. 

33 And Laban went into Jacob's 
tent, and into Leah's tent, and into 
the two maid servants' tents ; but he 
found them not. Then went he out 
of Leah's tent, and entered into Ra 
chel's tent. 

34 Now Rachel had taken the 
images, and put them in the camel's 
furniture, and sat upon them. And 
Laban searched all the tent, hut 
found them not. 

35 And she said to her father, Let 
it not displease my lord that I cannot 
rise up before thee ; for the custom of 
women is upon me. And he searched, 
but found not the images. 

36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode 
with Laban ; and Jacob answered 
and said to Laban. What is my tres 



pass? what is my sin, that tbou hast 
so hotly pursued after me ? 

37 Whereas thou hast searched all 
my stuff, what hast thou found of all 
thy household stuff? set it here before 
my brethren and thy brethren, that 
they may judge betwixt us both. 

38 This twenty years have I been 
with thee ; thy ewes and thy she 
goats have not cast their young, and 
the rams of thy flock have I not 
eaten. 

39 That which was torn of beasts 
I brought not unto thee ; I bare the 
loss of it; of my hand didst thou 
require it, whether stolen by day, or 
stolen by night. 

40 Thus I was; in the day the 
drought consumed me, and the frost 
by night; and my sleep departed 
from mine eyes. 

41 Thus have I been twenty years 
in thy house ; I served thee fourteen 
years for thy two daughters, and six 
years for thy cattle ; and thou hast 
changed my wages ten times. 

42 Except the God of my father, 
the God of Abraham, and the fear of 
Isaac, had been with me, surely thou 
hadst sent me away now empty. 
God hath seen my affliction and the 
labour of my hands, and rebuked thee 
yesternight. 

43 And Laban answered and said 
unto Jacob, These daughters are my 
daughters, and these children are my 
children, and these cattle are my cat 
tle, and all that thou seest is mine ; 
and what can I do this day unto these 
my daughters, or unto their children 
which they have borne ? 

44 Now therefore come thou, let 
us make a covenant, I and thou; and 
let it be for a witness between me 
and thee. 

45 And Jacob took a stone, and set 
it up for a pillar. 

46 And Jacob said unto his bre 
thren, Gather stones ; and they took 
stones, and made a heap ; and they 
did eat there upon the heap. 

47 And Laban called it Jegar-sa- 
hadutha ; but Jacob called it Galeed. 

48 And Laban said, This heap is a 
witness between me and thee this 
day. Therefore was the name of it 
called Galeed, 

49 And Mizpah; for he said, The 
Lord watch between me and thee, 



CHAPTER XXXII. 



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tvhen we are absent one from another. 

50 If thou shalt afflict my daugh 
ters, or if thou shalt take other wives 
beside my daughters, no man is with 
us; see, God is witness betwixt me 
and thee. 

51 And Laban said to Jacob, Be 
hold this heap, and behold this pillar, 
which I have cast betwixt me and 
thee ; 

52 This heap be witness, and this 
pillar be witness, that I will not pass 
over this heap to thee, and that thou 
shalt not pass over this heap and this 
pillar unto me, for harm. 

53 The God of Abraham, and the 
God of Nahor, the God of their 
father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob 
sware by the fear of his father Isaac. 

54 Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon 
the mount, and called his brethren to 
eat bread ; and they did eat bread, 
arid tarried all night in the mount. 

55 And early in the morning La- 
ban rose up, and kissed his sons and 
his daughters, and blessed them ; and 
Laban departed, and returned unto 
his place. 

CHAPTER XXXTI. 

Jacob's vision He sendeth a present to Esau 
He wreftleth with an angel at Peniel 
He is called Israel, 

AND Jacob went on his way, and 
the angels of God met him. 

2 And when Jacob saw them, he 
said, This is God's host; and he 
called the name of that place Maha- 
naim. 

3 And Jacob sent messengers be 
fore him to Esau his brother unto the 
land of Scir, the country of Edora. 

4 And he commanded them, saying, 
Thus shall ye speak unto my lord 
Esau ; Thy servant Jacob saith thus, 
I have sojourned with Laban, and 
stayed there until now; 

5 And I have oxen, and asses, 
flocks, an I men servants, and women 
servants ; and I have sent to tell my 
lord, that I may find grace in thy 
sight. 

6 And the messengers returned to 
.Jacob, saying, We came to thy 
brother Esau, and also he cometh to 
meet thee, and four hundred men 
with him. 

7 Then Jacob was greatly afraid 
and distressed ; and he divided the 
people that was with him, and the 



flocks, and herds, and the camels, 
into two bands ; 

8 And said, If Esau come to the one 
company, and smite it, then the 
other company which is left shall 
escape. 

9 And Jacob said, God of my 
father Abraham, and God of my 
father Isaac, the Lord which saidst 
unto me, Return unto thy country, 
and to thy kindred, and I will deal 
well with thee ; 

101 am not worthy of the least of 
all the mercies, and of all the truth, 
which thou hast showed unto thy 
servant ; for with my staff I passed 
over this Jordan ; and now I am be 
come two bands. 

11 Deliver me, I pray thee, from 
the hand of my brother, from the 
hand of Esau ; for I fear him, lest he 
will come and smite me, and the 
mothers with the children. 

12 And thou saidst, I will surely do 
thee good, and make thy seed as the 
sand of the sea, which cannot be 
numbered for multitude. 

13 And he lodged there that same 
night ; and took of that which came 
to his hand a present for Esau his 
brother ; 

14 Two hundred she goats and 
twenty he goats, two hundred ewes 
and twenty rams, 

15 Thirty milch camels with their 
colts, forty kine and ten bulls, twenty 
she asses and ten foals. 

16 And he delivered them into the 
hand of his servants, every drove by 
themselves; and said unto his serv 
ants, Pass over before me, and put a 
space betwixt drove and drove. 

17 And he commanded the fore 
most, saying, When Esau my brother 
meeteth thee, and asketh thee, say 
ing, Whose art thou ? and whither 
goest thou? and whose are these bo- 
foro thee ? 

18 Then thou shalt say, They be thy 
servant Jacob's; it is a present -sent 
unto my lord Esau ; and, behold, also 
he is behind us. 

19 And so commanded he the second, 
and the third, and all that followed 
the droves, saying, On this manner 
shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye 
find him. 

20 And say ye moreover, Behold, 
thy servant Jacob is behind us. For 



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he said, I will appease him with the 
present that goeth before me, and 
afterward I will see his face ; perad- 
venture he will accept of me. 

21 So went the present over before 
him; and himself lodged that night 
in the company. 

22 And he rose up that night, and 
took his two wives, and his two 
women servants, and his eleven sons, 
and passed over the ford Jabbok. 

23 And he took them, and sent 
them over the brook, and sent over 
that he had. 

24 And Jacob was left alone ; and 
there wrestled a man with him until 
the breaking of the day. 

25 And when he saw that he pre 
vailed net against him, he touched 
the hollow of his thigh ; and the hol 
low of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, 
as he wrestled with him. 

26 And he said, Let me go, for the 
day breaketh. And he said, I will 
not let thee go, except thou bless me. 

27 And he said unto him, What is 
thy name? And he said, Jacob. 

28 And he said, Thy name shall be 
called no more Jacob, but Israel ; for 
as a prince hast thou power with God 
and with men, and hast prevailed. 

29 And Jacob asked him, and said, 
Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And 
he said, Wherefore is it that thou 
dost ask after my name? And he 
blessed him there. 

30 And Jacob called the name of 
the place Peniel ; for I have seen God 
face to face, and my life is preserved. 

31 And as he passed over Penuel 
the sun rose upon him, and he halted 
upon his thigh. 

32 Therefore the children of Israel 
eat not of the sinew which shrank, 
which is upon the hollow of the thigh, 
unto this day; because he touched 
the hollow of Jacob's thigh in the 
sinew that shrank. 

CHAPTER XXXIIT. 

The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their 
meeting Jacob Imildeth an altar called El- 
Elohe-Israel. 

AND Jacob lifted up his eyes, and 
looked, and, behold, Esau came, 
and with him four hundred men. 
And he divided the children unto 
Leah, and unto Rachel, anu unto the 
two handmaids. 
2 And he put the handmaids and 



their children foremost, and Leah and 
her children after, and Rachel and 
Joseph hindermost. 

3 And he passed over before them, 
and bowed himself to the ground 
seven times, until he came near to 
his brother. 

4 And Esau ran to meet him. and 
embraced him, and fell on his neck, 
and kissed him ; and they wept. 

5 And he lifted up his eyes, and 
saw the women and the children, and 
said, Who are those with thee ? And 
he said, The children which God 
hath graciously given thy servant. 

6 Then the handmaidens came near, 
they and their children, and they 
bowed themselves. 

7 And Leah also with her children 
came near, and bowed themselves; 
and after came Joseph near and 
Rachel, and they bowed themselves. 

8 And he said, What meanest thou 
by all this drove which I met ? And 
he said, These are to find grace in 
the sight of my lord. 

9 And Esau said, I have enough, 
my brother ; keep that thou hast 
unto thyself. 

10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray 
thee, if now I have found grace in 
thy sight, then receive my present at 
my hand; for therefore I have seen 
thy face, as though I had seen the 
face of God, and thou wast pleased 
with me. 

11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing 
that is brought to thee ; because God 
hath dealt graciously with me, and 
because I have enough. And he 
urged him, and he took it. 

12 And he said, Let us take our 
journey, and let us go, and I will go 
before thee. 

13 And he said unto him, My lord 
knoweth that the children are tender, 
and the flocks and herds with young 
are with me : and if men should over 
drive them one day, all the flock will 
die. 

14 Let my lord, I pray thee, pass 
over before his servant ; and I will 
lead on softly, according as the cattle 
that goeth before me and the children 
be able to endure, until I come unto 
my lord unto Seir. 

15 And Esau said, Let me now leave 
with thee some of the folk that are 
with me. And he said, What reedsth 



CHAPTER XXXIV. 



it ? let me find grace in the sight of 
my lord. 

16 So Esau returned that day on his 
way unto Seir. 

17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, 
and built him a house, and made 
booths for his cattle ; therefore the 
name of the place is called Succoth. 

18 And Jacob came to Shalem, -A 
city of Shechem, which is in the land 
of Canaan, when he came from Padan- 
aram; and pitched his tent before 
the city. 

19 And he bought a parcel of a 
field, where he had spread his tent, 
at the hand of the children of Harnor, 
Shechem's father, for a hundred pieces 
of money. 

20 And he erected there an altar, 
and called it El-Elohe-Israel. 

CHAPTER XXXIV. 

Dinah is ravished by Shechem Circumci 
sion of the Sltechemites Tfie sons of Jacob 
slay them, and spoil their city Jacob re- 
prnve.th Simeon and Levi. 

AND Dinah the daughter of Leah, 
which she bare unto Jacob, went 
out to see the daughters of the land. 

2 And when Shechem the son of 
Hamor the Hivite, prince of the 
country, saw her, he took her, and 
lay with her, and defiled her. 

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah 
the daughter of Jacob, and he loved 
the damsel, and spake kindly unto 
the damsel. 

4 And Shechem spake unto his fa 
ther Hamor, saying, Get me this 
damsel to wife. 

5 And Jacob heard that he had de 
filed Dinah his daughter ; now his 
sons were with his cattle in the field; 
and Jacob held his peace until they 
were come. 

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem 
went out unto Jacob to commune with 
him. 

7 And the sons of Jacob came out 
of the field when they heard it; and 
the men were grieved, and they were 
very wroth, because he had wrought 
folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's 
daughter ; which thing ought not to 
be done. 

8 And Hamor communed with them, 
saying, The soul of my son Shechem 
longeth for your daughter; I pray 
you give her him to wife. 

9 And make ye marriages with us, 



and give your daughters unto us, and 
take our daughters unto you. 

10 And ye shall dwell with us; and 
the land shall be before you; dwell 
and trade ye therein, and get you 
possessions therein. 

11 And Shechem said unto her fa 
ther and unto her brethren, Let me 
find grace in your eyes, and what ye 
shall say unto me I will give. 

12 Ask me never so much dowry 
and gift, and I will give according as 
ye shall say unto me ; but give me 
the damsel to wife. 

13 And the sons of Jacob answered 
Shechem and Hamor his father de 
ceitfully, and said, because he had 
defiled Dinah their sister; 

14 And they said unto them, We 
cannot do this thing, to give our sis 
ter to one that is uncircumcised ; for 
that were a reproach unto us ; 

15 But in this will we consent unto 
you ; If ye will be as we be, that every 
male of you be circumcised ; 

16 Then will we give our daughters 
unto you, and we will take your 
daughters to us, and we will dwell 
with you, and we will become one 
people. 

17 But if ye will not hearken unto 
us, to be circumcised ; then will we 
take our daughter, and we will be 
gone. 

18 And their words pleased Hamor 
and Shechem Hainor's son. 

19 And the young man deferred not 
to do the thing, because he had de 
light in Jacob's daughter; and he 
was more honourable than all the 
house of his father. 

20 And Hamor and Shechem his 
son came unto the gate of their city, 
and communed with the men of their 
city, saying, 

21 These men are peaceable with 
us ; therefore let them dwell in the 
land, and trade therein ; for the land, 
behold, it is large enough for them f 
let us take their daughters to us for 
wives, and let us give them our 
daughters. 

22 Only herein will the men con 
sent unto us for to dwell with us, to 
be one people, if every male among 
us be circumcised, as they are cir 
cumcised. 

23 Shall not their cattle and their 
substance and every beast of their? 



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let us consent unto 
them, and they will dwell with us. 

24 And unto Hamor and unto She 
chem his son hearkened all that went 
out of the gate of his city ; and every 
male was circumcised, all that went 
out of the gate of his city. 

25 And it came to pass on the third 
day, when they were sore, that two of 
the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, 
Dinah's brethren, took each man his 
sword, and came upon the city boldlly, 
and slew all the males. 

26 And they slew Hamor and She 
chem his son with the edge of the 
sword, and took Dinah out of She- 
chem's house, and went out. 

27 The sons of Jacob came upon 
the slain, and spoiled the city, be 
cause they had defiled their sister. 

28 They took their sheep, and their 
oxen, and their asses, and that which 
was in the city, and that which was 
in the field, 

29 And all their wealth, and all 
their little ones, and their wives took 
they captive, and spoiled even all 
that was in the house. 

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and 
Levi, Ye have troubled me to make 
me to stink among the inhabitants of 
the land, among the Canaanites and 
the Perizzites ; and I being few in 
number, they shall gather themselves 
together against me, and slay me; 
and I shall be destroyed, I and my 
house. 

31 And they said, Should he deal 
with our sister as with a harlot ? 

CHAPTER XXXV. 

God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el He purgeth 
his house of idols He builde.th an altar 
at Beth-el God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el 
Rachel dieth Reuben lieth with Bilhah 
Tlie sons of Jacob Jacob cometh to Isaac at 
Hebron. TI>e death of Isaac. 

AND God said unto Jacob, Arise, 
go up to Beth-el, and dwell 
there ; and make there an altar unto 
God, that appeared unto thee when 
thou fleddest from the face of Esau 
thy brother. 

2 Then Jacob said unto his house 
hold, and to all that were with him, 
Put away the strange gods that are 
among you, and be clean, and change 
your garments ; 

3 And let us arise, and go up to 
Beth-el; and I will make there an 
altar unto God, who answered me in 



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the day of my distress, and was 
me in the way which I went. 

4 And they gave unto Jacob all 
strange gods which were in their hand, 
and all their earrings which were in 
their ears; and Jacob hid them un 
der the oak which was by Shechem. 

5 And they journeyed ; and the ter 
ror of God was upon the cities that 
were round about them, and they 
did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. 

6 So Jacob came to Luz which is in 
the land of Canaan, that is, Beth-el, 
he and all the people that were with 
him. 

7 And he built there an altar, and 
called the place El-beth-el; because 
there God appeared unto him, when 
he fled from the face of his brother. 

8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse 
died, and she was buried beneath 
Beth-el under an oak ; and the name 
of it was called Allon-bachuth. 

9 And God appeared unto Jacob 
again, when he came out of Padan- 
aram, and blessed him. 

10 And God said unto him, Thy 
name is Jacob ; thy name shall not 
be called any more Jacob, but Israel 
shall be thy name ; and he called his 
name Israel. 

11 And God said unto him, I am 
God Almighty ; be fruitful and mul 
tiply ; a nation and a company of 
nations shall be of thee, and kings 
shall come out of thy loins ; 

12 And the land which I gave 
Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will 
give it, and to thy seed after thee 
will I give the land. 

13 And God went up from him in 
the place where he talked with him. 

14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the 
place where he talked with him, even 
a pillar of stone; and he poured a 
drink offering thereon, and he poured 
oil thereon. 

15 And Jacob called the name of 
the place where God spake with him, 
Beth-el. 

16 And they journeyed from Beth 
el; and there was but a little way to 
come to Ephrath ; and Rachel tra 
vailed, and she had hard labour. 

17 And it came to pass, when she 
was in hard labour, that the midwife 
said unto her, Fear not ; thou shalt 
have this son also. 

18 And it came to pass, as her soul 



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was in departing, (for she died,) that 
she called his name Ben-oni ; but his 
father called him Benjamin. 

19 And Rachel died, and was buried 
in the way to Ephrath, which is 
Bethlehem. 

20 And Jacob set a pillar upon her 
grave ; that is the pillar of Rachel's 
grave unto this day. 

21 And Israel journeyed, and spread 
his tent beyond the tower of Edar. 

22 And if came to pass, when Is 
rael dwelt in that land, that Reuben 
went and lay with Bilhah his father's 
concubine : and Israel heard it. Now 
the sons of Jacob were twelve; 

23 The sons of Leah; Reuben, 
Jacob's first-born, and Simeon, and 
Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and 
Zebulun ; 

24 The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and 
Benjamin ; 

25 And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's 
handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali; 

26 And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's 
handmaid; Gad, and Asher. These 
are the sons of Jacob, which were 
born to him in Padan-aram. 

27 And Jacob came unto Isaac his 
father unto Mamre, unto the city of 
Arba, which is Hebron, where Abra 
ham and Isaac sojourned. 

28 And the days of Isaac were a 
hundred and fourscore years. 

29 And Isaac gave up the ghost, 
and died, and was gathered unto his 
people, being old and full of days; 
and his sons Esau and Jacob buried 
him. 

CHAPTER XXXVI. 

Esau's three wives His sons. 

NOW these are the generations of 
Esau, who is Edom. 

2 Esau took his wives of the daugh 
ters of Canaan ; Adah the daughter 
of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah 
the daughter of Anah the daughter 
of Zibeon the Hivite ; 

3 And Bashemath Ishmael's daugh 
ter, sister of Nebajoth. 

4 And Adan bare to Esau Eliphaz; 
and Bashemath bare Reuel ; 

5 And Aholibamah bare Jeush, and 
Jaalam, and Korah ; these are the 
sons of Esau, which were born unto 
him in the land of Canaan. 

6 And Esau took his wives, and 
his sons, and his daughters, and all 
the persons of his house, and his 



cattle, and all his beasts, and all his 
substance, which he had got in the 
land of Canaan ; and went into the 
country from the face of his brother 
Jacob. 

7 For their riches were more than 
that they might dwell together; and 
the land wherein they were strangers 
could not bear them because of their 
cattle. 

8 Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir; 
Esau is Edom. 

9 And these are the generations af 
Esau the father of the Edomites in 
mount Seir; 

10 These are the names of Esau's 
sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the 
wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashe 
math the wife of Esau. 

11 And the sons of Eliphaz were 
Teman, Omar, Zepho, and Gatam, 
and Kenaz. 

12 And Timna was concubine to 
Eliphaz Esau's son ; and she bare to 
Eliphaz Amalek : these were the sons 
of Adah Esau's wife. 

13 And these are the sons of Reuel; 
Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and 
Mizzah ; these were the sons of Ba 
shemath Esau's wife. 

14 And these were the sons of Aho 
libamah, the daughter of Anah the 
daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife; and 
she bare to Esau Jeush, and Jaarlam, 
and Korah. 

15 These were dukes of the sons of 
Esau; the sons of Eliphaz the first 
born son of Esau ; duke Teman, duke 
Omar, duke Zepho, duke Kenaz, 

16 Duke Korah, duke Gatam, and 
duke Amalek; these are the dukes 
that came of Eliphaz in the land of 
Edom ; these were the sons of Adah. 

17 And these are the sons of Reuel 
Esau's son ; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, 
duke Shammah, duke Mizzah ; these 
are the dukes that came of Reuel in 
the land of Edom ; these are the sons 
of Bashemath Esau's wife. 

18 And these are the sons of Aholi 
bamah Esau's wife; duke Jeush, duke 
Jaalam, duke Korah ; these were the 
dukes that came of Aholibamah the 
daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. 

19 Thesfc are the sons of Esau, 
who is Edom, and these are their 
dukes. 

20 These are the sons of Seir the 
Horite, who inhabited the land ; Lo- 



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GENESIS. 



tan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and 
Anah, 

21 And Dishon, and Ezer, and 
Dishan; these are the dukes of the 
Horites, the children of Seir in the 
land of Edom. 

22 And the children of Lotan were 
Hori and Hemam ; and Lotan's sister 
was Timna. 

23 And the children of Shobal were 
these; Alvan, and Manahath, and 
Ebal. Shepho, and Onam. 

24 And these are the children of 
Zibeon ; both Ajah, and Anah; this 
was that Anah that found the mules 
in the wilderness, as he fed the asses 
of Zibeon his father. 

25 And the children of Anah were 
these ; Dishon, and Aholibamah the 
daughter of Anah. 

26 And these are the children of 
Dishon ; Hemdan, and Eshban, and 
Ithran, and Cheran. 

27 The children of Ezer are these ; 
Bilhan, and Zaavan, and Akan. 

28 The children of Dishan are 
these; Uz, and Aran. 

29 These are the dukes that caine 
of the Horites ; duke Lotan, duke 
Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah, 

30 Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke 
Dishan ; these are the dukes that 
came of Hori, among their dukes in 
the land of Seir. 

31 And these are the kings that 
reigned in the land of Edom, before 
there reigned any king over the chil 
dren of Israel. 

32 And Bela the son of Beor reigned 
in Edom ; and the name of his city 
was Dinhabah. 

33 And Bela died, and Jobab the 
son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in 
his stead. 

34 And Jobab died, and Hushain of 
the land of Temani reigned in his 
stead. 

35 And Husham died, and Hadad 
the son of Bedad, who smote Midian 
in the field of Moab, reigned in his 
stead; and the name of his city was 
Avith. 

36 And Hadad died, and Samlah of 
Masrekah reigned in his stead. 

37 And Samlah died, and Saul of 
Rehoboth by the river reigned in his 
stead. 

38 And Saul died, and Baal-hanan 
the son of Achbor reigned in his stead. 



39 And Baal-hanan the son of Ach 
bor died, and Hadar reigned in his 
stead; and the name of his city was 
Pau ; and his wife's name was Mehe- 
tabel, the daughter of Hatred, the 
daughter of Mezahab. 

40 And these are the names of the 
dukes that came of Esau, according 
to their families, after their places, 
by their names ; duke Timnah, duke 
Alvan, duke Jetheth, 

41 Duke Aholibamah, duke Elah, 
duke Pinon, 

42 Duke Kenaz, duke Teman, duke 
Mibzar, 

43 Duke Magdiel, duke Iram; these 
be the dukes of Edom, according to 
their habitations in the land of their 
possession ; he is Esau the father of 
the Edomites. 

CHAPTER XXXVII. 

Joseph hated of his brethren His two 
dreams Is sold to the, Ishmaelites He is 
sold to Potiphar. 

AND Jacob dwelt in the land 
wherein his father was a stran 
ger, in the land of Canaan. 

2 And this is the history of the 
generations of Jacob. Joseph, being 
seventeen years old, was feeding the 
flock with his brethren ; and the lad 
was with the sons of Bilhah, and with 
the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives; 
and Joseph brought unto his father 
their evil report. 

3 Now Israel loved Joseph more 
than all his children, because he was 
the son of his old age ; and he made 
him a coat of many colours. 

4 And when his brethren saw that 
their father loved him more than all 
his brethren, they hated him, and 
could not speak peaceably unto 
him. 

5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, 
and he told it his brethren ; and they 
hated him yet the more. 

6 And he said unto them, Hear, I 
pray you, this dream which I have 
dreamed ; 

7 For, behold, we were binding 
sheaves in the field, and, lo, ray sheaf 
arose, and also stood upright; and, 
behold, your sheaves stood round 
about, and made obeisance to my 
sheaf. 

8 And his brethren said to him, 
Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or 
shalt thou indeed have dominion over 



CHAPTER XXXVII. 



us ? And they hated him yet the more 
for his dreams, and for his words. 

9 And he dreamed yet another 
dream, and told it his brethren, and 
said, ]>ehold, I have dreamed a dream 
more ; and behold, the sun and the 
moon and the eleven stars made obei 
sance to me. 

10 And he told it to his father, and 
to his brethren ; and his father re 
buked him, and said unto him, What 
is this dream that thou hast dreamed? 
Shall I and thy mother and thy bre 
thren indeed come to bow down our 
selves to thee to the earth ? 

11 And his brethren envied him; 
but his father observed the saying. 

12 And his brethren went to feed 
their father's flock in Shechem. 

13 And Israel said unto Joseph, 
Do not thy brethren feed the flock in 
Shechein ? come, and I will send thee 
unto them. And he said to him, Here 
am I. 

14 And be said to him, Go, I pray 
thee, see whether it be well with thy 
brethren, and well with the flocks: 
and bring me word again. So he 
sent him out of the vale of Hebron, 
and he came to Shechem. 

15 And a certain man found him, 
and, behold, he was wandering in the 
field ; and the man asked him, say 
ing, What seekest thou ? 

16 And he said, I seek my brethren ; 
tell me, I pray thee, where they feed 
their flocks. 

17 And the man said, They are de 
parted hence ; for I heard them say, 
Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph 
went after his brethren and found 
them in Dothan. 

18 And when they saw him afar off, 
even before he came near unto them, 
they conspired against him to slay 
him. 

19 And they said one to another, 
Behold, this dreamer cometh. 

20 Come now therefore, and let us 
slay him, and cast him into some pit, 
and we will say. Some evil beast hath 
devoured him ; and we shall sec what 
will become of his dreams. 

21 And Reuben heard it, and he 
delivered him out of their h&nds ; and 
said, Let us not kill him. 

22 And Reuben said unto them, 
Shed no blood, but cast him into this 
pit that is in the wilderness, and lay 



no hand upon him; that he might 
rid him out of their hands, to deliver 
him to his father again. 

23 And it came to pass, when Jo 
seph was come unto his brethren, thai 
they stripped Joseph out of his coat, 
his coat of many colours that was on 
him; 

24 And they took him, and cast him 
into a pit; and the pit was empty, 
there was no water in it. 

25 And they sat down to eat bread; 
and they lifted up their eyes and 
looked, and, behold, a company of 
Ishmaelites came from Gilead, with 
their camels bearing spicery and 
balm and myrrh, going to carry it 
down to Egypt. 

26 And Judah said unto his bre 
thren, What profit is it if we slay 
our brother, and conceal his blood ? 

27 Come, and let us sell him to the 
Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be 
upon him ; for he is our brother and 
our flesh; and his brethren were 
content. 

28 Then there passed by Midian- 
ites merchantmen ; and they drew 
and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, 
and sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites 
for twenty pieces of silver ; and they 
brought Joseph into Egypt. 

29 And Reuben returned unto the 
pit ; and, behold, Joseph was not in 
the pit ; and he rent his clothes. 

30 And he returned unto his bre 
thren, and said, The child is not; 
and I, whither shall I go ? 

31 And they took Joseph's coat, and 
killed a kid of the goats, and dipped 
the coat in the blood ; 

32 And they sent the coat of many 
colours, and they brought it to their 
father; and said, This have we found; 
know now whether it be thy son's coat 
or no. 

33 And he knew it, and said, It is 
my son's coat; an evil beast hath 
devoured him ; Joseph is without 
doubt rent in pieces. 

34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and 
put sackcloth upon his loins, and 
mourned for his son many days. 

35 And all his sons and all his 
daughters rose up to comfort him ; 
but he refused to be comforted ; and 
he said, For I will go down into the 
grave unto my son mourning. Thus 
his father wept for him. 



GENESIS. 



36 And the Midianites sold him into 
Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of 
Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard. 

CHAPTER XXXVIII. 

Birth of Er, Onan, and Shelah Er mar- 
rielh Tamar Slie deceiveth Judah. 

AND it came to pass at that time, 
that Judah went down from his 
brethren, and turned into a certain 
Adullamite, whose name was Hirah. 

2 And Judah saw there a daughter 
of a certain Canaanite, whose name 
was Shuah ; and he took her, and lay 
with her. 

3 And she conceived, and bare a 
son ; and he called his name Er. 

4 And she conceived again, and 
bare a son ; and she called his name 
Onan. 

5 And she yet again conceived, and 
bare a son: and called his name She 
lah; and he was at Chezib, when she 
bare him. 

6 And Judah took a wife for Er his 
first-born, whose name was Tamar. 

7 And Er, Judah's first-born, was 
wicked in the sight of the Lord; and 
the Lord slew him. 

8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go 
and marry thy brother's wife, and 
raise up seed unto thy brother. 

9 And Onan knew that the seed 
should not be his; and it came to 
pass, when he married his brother's 
wife, that he would not lie with her, 
lest he should raise up seed unto his 
brother. 

10 And the thing which he did dis 
pleased the Lord; wherefore he slew 
him also. 

11 Then said Judah to Tamar his 
daughter-in-law, Remain a widow at 
thy father's house, till Shelah my son 
be grown ; for he said, Lest perad- 
venture he die also, as his brethren 
did. And Tamar went and dwelt in 
her father's house. 

12 And in process of time the 
daughter of Shuah Judah's wife 
died: and Judah was comforted, and 
went up unto his sheep-shearers to 
Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the 
Adullamite. 

13 And it was told Tamar, saying, 
Behold, thy father-in-law goeth up 
to Timnath to shear his sheep. 

14 And she put her widow's gar 
ments off from her, and covered her 
with a veil, and wrapped herself, and 



sat in an open place, which is by the 
way to Timnath ; for she saw that 
Shelah was grown, and she was not 
given unto him to wife. 

15 When Judah saw her, he thought 
her to be a harlot ; because she had 
covered her face. 

16 And he turned unto her by the 
way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let 
me come and lie with thee ; (for he 
knew not that she was his daughter- 
in-law;) and she said, What wilt 
thou give me, that thou mayest come 
and lie with me ? 

17 And he said, I will send thee a 
kid from the flock. And she said, 
Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou 
send it? 

18 And he said, What pledge shall 
I give thee ? And she said, Thy sig 
net, and thy bracelets, and thy staff 
that is in thine hand. And he gave 
it her, and came and slept with her, 
and she conceived by him. 

19 And she arose, and went away, 
and laid by her veil from her, and 
put on the garments of her widow 
hood. 

20 And Judah sent the kid by the 
hand of his friend the Adullamite, to 
receive his pledge from the woman's 
hand ; but he found her not. 

21 Then he asked the men of that 
place, saying, Where is the harlot, 
that was openly by the wayside? 
And they said, There was no harlot 
in this place. 

22 And he returned to Judah, and 
said, I cannot find her ; and also the 
men of the place said, that there was 
no harlot in this place. 

.23 And Judah said, Let her take it 
to her, lest we be shamed ; behold, I 
sent this kid, and thou hast not found 
her. 

24 And it came to pass about three 
months after, that it was told Judah, 
saying, Tamar thy daughter-in-law 
hath played the harlot; and also, 
behold, she is with child by whore 
dom. And Judah said, Bring her 
forth, and let her be burnt. 

25 When she was brought forth, 
she sent to her father-in-law, saying, 
By the man, whose these are, am I 
with child ; and she said, Discern, I 
pray thee, whose are these, the sig 
net, and bracelets, and .staff. 

26 And Judah acknowledged them, 



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and said, She hath been more rignt- 
eous than I ; because that I gave her 
not to Shelah my son. And he knew 
her again no more. 

27 And it came to pass in the time 
of her travail, that, behold, twins 
were in her womb. 

28 And it came to pass, when she 
travailed, that the one put out his 
hand ; and the midwife took and 
bound upon his hand a scarlet thread 
saying, This came out first. 

29 And it came to pass, as he drew 
back his hand, that, behold, his bro 
ther came out; and she said, How 
hast thou broken forth ? this breach 
be upon thee ; therefore his name was 
called Pharez. 

30 And afterward came out his 
brother, that had the scarlet thread 
upon his hand; and his name was 
called Zarah. 

CHAPTER XXXIX. 

Joseph advanced in Potiphar 3 & house He, is 
cast in prison. 

AND Joseph was brought down to 
Egypt ; and Potiphar, an officer 
of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an 
Egyptian, bought him of the hands 
of the Ishmaelites, which had brought 
him down thither. 

2 And the Lord was with Joseph, 
and he was a prosperous man ; and 
he was in the house of his master the 
Egyptian. 

3 And his master saw that the Lord 
was with him, and that the Lord 
made all that he did to prosper in his 
hand. 

4 And Joseph found grace in his 
sight, and he served him ; and he 
made him overseer over his house, 
and all that he had he put into his 
hand. 

5 And it came to pass from^the time 
that he had made him overseer in 
his house, and over all that he had, 
that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's 
house for Joseph's sake ; and the 
blessing of the Lord was upon all 
that he had in the house, and in the 
field. 

6 And he left all that he had in Jo 
seph's hand; and he knew not aught 
he had, save the bread which he did 
eat. And Joseph was a goodly per 
son, and well favoured. 

7 And it came to pass after these 
things, that his master's wife cast her 



eyes upon Joseph : and she said, Lie 
with me. 

8 .But he refused, and said unto his 
master's wife, Behold, my master 
knoweth not what is with me in the 
house, and he hath committed all 
that he hath to my hand ; 

9 There is none greater in this 
house than I ; neither hath he kept 
back anything from me but thee, be 
cause thou art his wife ; how then 
can I do this great wickedness, and 
sin against God ? 

10 And it came to pass, as she spake 
to Joseph day by day, that he heark 
ened not unto her, to lie by her, or 
to be with her. 

11 And it came to pass about this 
time, that Joseph went into the house 
to do his business ; and there was 
none of the men of the house there 
within. 

12 And she caught him by his gar 
ment, saying, Lie with me ; and he 
left his garment in her hand, and fled, 
and got him out. 

13 And it came to pass, when she 
saw that he had left his garment in 
her hand, and was fled forth, 

14 That she called unto the men 
of her house, and spake unto them, 
saying, See, he hath brought in a He 
brew unto us to mock us ; he came 
in unto me to lie with me, and I 
cried with a loud voice ; 

15 And it came to pass, when he 
heard that I lifted up my voice and 
cried, that he left his garment with, 
me, and fled, and got him out. 

16 And she laid up his garment by 
her, until his lord came home. 

17 And she spake unto him ac 
cording to these words, saying, The 
Hebrew servant, which thou hast 
brought unto us, came in unto me to- 
mock me; 

18 And it came to pass, as I lifted 
up my voice and cried, that he left 
his garment with me, and fled out. 

19 And it came to pass, when his 
master heard the words of his wife, 
which she spake unto him, saying, 
After this manner did thy servant to 
me ; that his wrath was kindled. 

20 And Joseph's master took him, 
and put him into the prison, a place 
wherethe king's prisonerswere bound; 
and he was there in the prison. 

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and showed him mercy, and gave 
him favour in the sight of the keeper 
of the prison. 

22 And the keeper of the prison 
committed to Joseph's hand all the 
prisoners that were in the prison ; 
and whatsoever they did there, he 
was the overseer of it. 

23 The keeper of the prison looked 
not to anything that was under his 
hand; because the Lord was with 
him, and that which he did, the Lord 
made it to prosper. 

CHAPTER XL. 

TJie butter and baker of Pharaoh Joseph 
interpreteth their dreams. 

AND it came to pass after these 
things, that the butler of the 
king of Egypt and his baker had of 
fended their lord the king of Egypt. 

2 And Pharaoh was wroth against 
two of his officers, against the chief 
of the butlers, and against the chief 
of the bakers. 

3 And he put them in ward in the 
house of the captain of the guard, 
into the prison, the place where Jo 
seph was bound. 

4 And the captain of the guard 
charged Joseph with them, and he 
served them; and they continued a 
season in ward. 

5 And they dreamed a dream both 
of them, each man his dream in one 
night, each man according to the in 
terpretation of his dream, the butler 
and the baker of the king of Egypt, 
which were bound in the prison. 

6 And Joseph came in unto them in 
the morning, and looked upon them, 
and, behold, they were sad. 

7 And ho asked Pharaoh's officers 
that were with him in the ward of 
his lord's house, saying, Wherefore 
look ye so sadly to-day ? 

8 And they said unto him, We have 
dreamed a dream, and there is no in 
terpreter of it. And Joseph said unto 
them, Do not interpretations belong 
to God ? Tell me them, I pray you. 

9 And the chief butler told his 
dream to Joseph, and said to him, 
In my dream, behold, a vine was be 
fore me ; 

10 And in the vine were three 
branches; and it was as though it 
budded, and her blossoms shot forth ; 
and the clusters thereof brought forth 
ripe grapes ; 



11 And Pharaoh's cup was in my 
hand; and I took the grapes, and 
pressed -them into Pharaoh's cup, 
and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's 
hand. 

12 And Joseph said unto him, This 
is the interpretation of it; The three 
branches are three days ; 

13 Yet within three days shall Pha 
raoh lift up thine head, and restore 
thee unto thy place ; and thou shalt 
deliver Pharaoh's cup into his hand, 
after the former manner when thou 
wast his butler. 

14 But think on me when it shall be 
well with thee, and show kindness, I 
pray thee, unto me, and make men 
tion of me unto Pharaoh, and bring 
me out of this house ; 

15 For indeed I was stolen away 
out of the land of the Hebrews ; and 
here also have I done nothing that 
they should put me into the dungeon. 

16 When the chief baker saw that 
the interpretation was good, he said 
unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, 
and, behold, I had three white bas 
kets on my head ; 

17 And in the uppermost basket 
there was of all manner of bakemeats 
for Pharaoh ; and the birds did eat 
them out of the basket upon my 
head. 

18 And Joseph answered and .said, 
This is the interpretation thereof; 
The three baskets are three days ; 

19 Yet within three days shall Pha 
raoh lift up thy head from off thee, 
and shall hang thee on a tree ; and 
the birds shall eat thy flesh from off 
thee. 

20 And it came to pass the third 
day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, 
that he made a feast unto all his ser 
vants ; and he lifted up the head of 
the chief butler and of the chief 
baker among his servants. 

21 And he restored the chief butler 
unto his butlership again ; and he 
gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand; 

22 But he hanged the chief baker; 
as Joseph had interpreted to them. 

23 Yet did not the chief butler re 
member Joseph, but forgat him. 

CHAPTER XLI. 

Pharaoh's two dreams Joseph giveth Pha 
raoh counsel Manasseh and Eiphraim,. 
AND it came to pass at the end of 
two full years, that Pharaoh 



CHAPTER XLI. 



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dreamed; and, behold, he stood by 
the river. 

2 And, behold, there came up out 
of the river seven well-favoured kine 
and fat-fleshed; and they fed in a 
meadow. 

3 And, behold, seven other kine 
came up after them out of the river, 
ill-favoured and lean-fleshed ; and 
stood by the other kine upon the 
brink of the river. 

4 And the ill-favoured and lean- 
fleshed kine did eat up the seven 
well-favoured and fat kine. So Pha 
raoh awoke. 

5 And he slept and dreamed the 
second time ; and, behold, seven ears 
of corn came up upon one stalk, rank 
and good. 

6 And, behold, seven thin ears and 
blasted with the east wind sprung 
up after them. 

7 And the seven thin ears devoured 
the seven rank and full ears. And 
Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was 
a dream. 

8 And it came to pass in the morn 
ing that his spirit was troubled ; and 
he sent and called for all the magi 
cians of Egypt, and all the wise men 
thereof; and Pharaoh told them his 
dream ; but there was none that could 
interpret them unto Pharaoh. 

9 Then spake the chief butler unto 
Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my 
faults this day ; 

10 Pharaoh was wroth with his ser 
vants, and put me in ward in the 
captain of the guard's house, both 
me and the chief baker; 

11 And we dreamed a dream in one 
night, I and he ; we dreamed each 
man according to the interpretation 
of his dream. 

12 And there was there with us a 
young man, a Hebrew, servant to the 
captain of the guard; and we told 
him, and he interpreted to us our 
dreams ; to each man according to 
his dream he did interpret. 

13 And it came to pass, as he inter 
preted to us, so it was ; me he restored 
unto mine office, and him he hanged. 

14 Then Pharaoh sent and called 
Joseph, and they brought him 
hastily out of the dungeon ; and he 
shaved himself, and changed his 
raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh. 



I have dreamed a dream, ana there 
is none that can interpret it; and I 
have heard say of thee that thou 
canst understand a dream to inter 
pret it. 

16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, 
saying, It is not in me; God shall 
give Pharaoh an answer of peace. 

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 
In my dream, behold, I stood upon 
the bank of the river ; 

18 And, behold, there came up out 
of the river seven kine, fat-fleshed 
and well-favoured; and they fed in 9 
meadow ; 

19 And, behold, seven other kine 
came up after them, poor and very 
ill-favoured and lean-fleshed, such as 
I never saw in all the land of Egypt 
for badness ; 

20 And the lean and the ill-favoured 
kine did eat up the first seven fat 
kine ; 

21 And when they had eaten them 
up, it could not be known that they 
had eaten them ; but they were still 
ill-favoured, as at the beginning. So 
I awoke. 

22 And I saw in my dream, and, 
behold, seven ears came up in one 
stalk, full and good ; 

23 And, behold, seven ears, withered, 
thin, and blasted with the east wind, 
sprung up after them ; 

24 And the thin ears devoured the 
seven good ears ; and I told this unta 
the magicians ; but there was none 
that could declare it to me. 

25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, 
The dream of Pharaoh is one ; God 
hath showed Pharaoh what he is 
about to do. 

26 The seven good kine are seven 
years ; and the seven good ears are 
seven years ; the dream is one. 

27 And the seven thin and ill- 
favoured kine that came up after 
them are seven years ; and the seven 
empty ears blasted with the east 
wind shall be seven years of famine. 

28 This is the thing which I have 
spoken unto Pharaoh ; What God is 
about to do he showeth unto Pha 
raoh. 

29 Behold, there come seven years 
of great plenty throughout all the 
land of Egypt ; 

| 30 And there shall arise after them 



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plenty shall be forgotten in the land 
of Egypt; and the famine shall con 
sume the land ; 

31 And the plenty shall not be 
known in the land by reason of that 
famine following ; for it shall be very 
grievous. 

32 And for that the dream was 
doubled unto Pharaoh twice ; it is 
because the thing is established by 
God, and God will shortly bring it to 
pas.s. 

33 Now therefore let Pharaoh look 
out a man discreet and wise, and set 
him over the land of Egypt. 

34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let 
him appoint officers over the land, 
and take up the fifth part of the 
land of Egypt in the seven plenceous 
years. 

35 And let them gather all the food 
of those good years that come, and 
lay up corn under the hand of Pha 
raoh, and let them keep food in the 
cities. 

36 And that food shall be for store 
to the land against the seven years 
of famine, which shall be in the land 
of Egypt ; that the land perish not 
through the famine. 

37 And the thing was good in the 
eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of 
all his servants. 

38 And Pharaoh said unto his 
servants, Can we find such a one as 
this is, a man in whom the Spirit of 
God is? 

39 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 
Forasmuch as God hath showed thee 
all this, there is none so discreet and 
wise as thou art; 

40 Thou shalt be over my house, 
and according unto thy word shall 
all my people be ruled ; only in the 
throne will I be greater than thou. 

41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 
See, I have set thee over all the land 
of Egypt. 

42 And Pharaoh took off his ring 
from his hand, and put it upon Jo 
seph's hand, and arrayed him in ves 
tures of fine linen, and put a gold 
chain about his neck ; 

43 And he made him to ride in the 
second chariot which he had ; and 
they cried before him, Bow the knee; 
and he made him ruler over all the 
land of Egypt. 

44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 



| I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall 
I no man lift up his hand or foot in all 
the land of Egypt. 

45 And Pharaoh called Joseph's 
name Zaphnath-paaneah ; and he 
gave him to wife Asenath the daugh 
ter of Poti-pherah priest of On. 
And Joseph went out over all the 
land of Egypt. 

46 And Joseph was thirty years 
old when he stood before Pharaoh 
king of Egypt. And Joseph went 
out from the presence of Pharaoh, 
and went throughout all the land of 
Egypt. 

47 And in the seven plenteous 
years the earth brought forth by 
handfuls. 

48 And he gathered up all the food 
of the seven years, which were in the 
land of Egypt, and laid up the food 
in the cities ; the food of the field, 
which was round about every city, 
laid he up in the same. 

49 And Joseph gathered corn as 
the sand of the sea, very much, until 
he left numbering ; for it was without 
number. 

50 And unto Joseph were born two 
sons, before the years of famine came; 
which Asenath the daughter of Poti- 
pherah priest of On bare unto him. 

51 And Joseph called the name of 
the first-born Manasseh ; For God, 
said he, hath made me forget all my 
toil, and all my father's house. 

52 And the name of the second 
called he Ephraiui ; For God hath 
caused me to be fruitful in the land 
of my affliction. 

53 And the seven years of plente- 
ousness, that was in the land of 
Egypt, were ended. 

54 And the seven years of dearth 
began to come, according as Joseph 
had said ; and the dearth was in all 
lands ; but in all the land of Egypt 
there was bread. 

55 And when all the land of Egypt 
was famished, the people cried to 
Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said 
unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Jo 
seph; what he saith to you, do. 

56 And the famine was over all the 
face of the earth; and Joseph opened 
all the storehouses, and sold unto the 
Egyptians; and the famine waxed 
sore in the land of Egypt. 

57 And all countries came into 



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Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; 
because that the famine was so sore 
in all lands. 

CHAPTER XLII. 

Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in 
Egypt They are imprisoned by Joseph. 

NOW when Jacob saw that there 
was corn in Egypt, Jacob said 
unto his sons, Why do ye look one 
upon another? 

2 And he said, Behold, I have heard 
that there is corn in Egypt; get you 
down thither, and buy for us from 
thence : that we may live, and not 
die. 

3 And Joseph's ten brethren went 
down to buy corn in Egypt. 

4 But Benjamin, Joseph's brother, 
Jacob sent not with his brethren ; for 
he said, Lest peradventure mischief 
befall him. 

5 And the sons of Israel came to 
buy corn among those that came; 
for the famine was in the land of 
Canaan. 

6 And Joseph was the governor 
over the land, and he it was that 
sold to all the people of the land ; 
and Joseph's brethren came, and 
bowed down themselves before him 
with their faces to the earth. 

7 And Joseph saw his brethren, 
and he knew them, but made him 
self strange unto them, and spake 
roughly unto them; and he said unto 
them, Whence come ye? And they 
said, From the land of Canaan to 
buy food. 

8 And Joseph knew his brethren, 
but they knew not him. 

9 And Joseph remembered the 
dreams which he dreamed of them, 
and said unto them, Ye are spies ; to 
see the nakedness of the land ye are 
come. 

10 And they said unto him, Nay, 
my lord, but to buy food are thy ser 
vants come. 

11 We are all one man's sons ; we 
are true men; thy servants are no 
spies. 

12 And he said unto them, Nay, 
but to see the nakedness of the land 
yc are come. 

13 And they said, Thy servants are 
twelve brethren, the sons of one man 
in the land of Canaan ; and, behold, 
Ihe youngest is this day with our 
father, and one is not. 



14 And Joseph said unto them, 
That is it that I spake unto you, 
saying, Ye are spies ; 

15 Hereby ye shall be proved; By 
the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go 
forth hence, except your youngest 
brother come hither. 

16 Send one of you, and let him 
fetch your brother, and ye shall be 
kept in prison, that your words may 
be proved, whether there be any truth 
in you ; or else by the life of Pharaoh 
surely ye are spies. 

17 And he put them all together 
into ward three days. 

18 And Joseph said unto them the 
third day, This do, and live ; for I 
fear God ; 

19 If ye be true men, let one of 
your brethren be bound in the house 
of your prison ; go ye, carry corn for 
the famine of your houses; 

20 But bring your youngest brother 
unto me; so shall your words be veri 
fied, and ye shall not die. And they 
did so. 

21 And they said, one to another, 
We are verily guilty concerning our 
brother, in that we saw the anguish 
of his soul, when he besought us, and 
we would not hear; therefore is this 
distress come upon us. 

22 And Reuben answered them, 
saying, Spake I not unto you, say 
ing, Do not sin against the child; 
and ye would not hear? therefore, 
behold, also his blood is required. 

23 And they knew not that Joseph 
understood them ; for he spake unto 
them by an interpreter. 

24 And he turned himself about 
from them, and wept ; and returned 
to them again, and communed with 
them, and took from them Simeon, 
and bound him before their eyes. 

25 Then Joseph commanded to fill 
their sacks with corn, and to restore 
every man's money into his sack, and 
to give them provision for the way ; 
aud thus did he unto them. 

26 And they laded their asses with 
the corn, and departed thence. 

27 And as one of them opened his 
sack to give his ass provender in the 
inn, he espied his money; for, be 
hold, it was in his sack's mouth. 

28 And he said unto his brethren, 
My money is restored ; and, lo, it is 
even in my sack; and their heart 



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failed them, and they were afraid, 
saying one to another, What is this 
that God hath done unto us ? 

29 And they came unto Jacob their 
father unto the land of Canaan ; and 
told him all that befell unto them; 
saying, 

30 The man, who is the lord of the 
land, spake roughly to us, and took 
us for spies of the country. 

31 And we said unto him, We are 
true men ; we are no spies ; 

32 We be twelve brethren, sons of 
our father ; one is not, and the young 
est is this day with our father in the 
land of Canaan. 

33 And the man, the lord of the 
country, said unto us, Hereby shall 
I know that ye are true men ; leave 
one of your brethren here with me, 
and take food for the famine of your 
households, and be gone ; 

34 And bring your youngest brother 
unto me ; then shall I know that ye 
are no spies, but that ye are true 
men ; so will I deliver you your 
brother, and ye shall traffic in the 
land. 

35 And it came to pass as they 
emptied their sacks, that, behold, 
every man's bundle of money was in 
his sack ; and when both they and 
their father ' saw the bundles of 
money, they were afraid. 

36 And Jacob their father said unto 
them, Me have ye bereaved of my 
children : Joseph is not, and Simeon 
is not, and ye will take Benjamin 
away ; all these things are against 
me. 

37 And Reuben spake unto his 
father, saying, Slay my two sons, if I 
bring him not to thee ; deliver him 
into my hand, and I will bring him 
to thee again. 

38 And he said, My son shall not go 
down with you; for his brother is 
dead, and he is left alone ; if mis 
chief befall him by the way in the 
which ye go, then shall ye bring 
down my gray hairs with sorrow to 
the grave. 

CHAPTER XLIII. 

Joseph makfth his brethren a feast. 

AND the famine was sore in the 
land. 

2 And it came to pass, when they 
had eaten up the corn which they 
had brought out of Egypt, their father 



said unto them, Go again, buy us 
little food. 

3 And Judah spake unto him, say 
ing, The man did solemnly protest 
unto us, saying, Ye shall not see my 
face, except your brother be with 
you. 

4 If thou wilt send our brother with 
us, we will go down and buy thee 
food; 

5 But if thou wilt not send him, we 
will not go down ; for the man said 
unto us, Ye shall not see my face, 
except your brother be with you. 

6 And Israel said, Wherefore dealt 
ye so ill with me, as to tell the man 
whether ye had yet a brother ? 

7 And they said, The man asked us 
straitly of our state, and of our 
kindred, saying, Is your father yet 
alive ? have ye another brother ? and 
we told him according to the tenor 
of these words ; Could we certainly 
know that he would say, Bring your 
brother down ? 

8 And Judah said unto Israel his 
father, Send the lad with me, and we 
will arise and go ; that we may live, 
and not die, both we, and thou, and 
also our little ones. 

9 I will be surety for him ; of my 
hand shalt thou require him ; if I 
bring him not unto thee, and set him 
before thee, then let me bear the 
blame for ever; 

10 For except we had lingered, 
surely now we had returned this 
second time. 

11 And their father Israel said unto 
them, If it must be so now, do this ; 
take of the best fruits in the land in 
your vessels, and carry down the 
man a present, a little balm, and a 
little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts 
and almonds ; 

12 And take double money in your 
hand; and the money that was 
brought again in the mouth of your 
sacks, carry it again in your hand ; 
peradventure it was an oversight. 

13 Take also your brother, and 
arise, go again unto the man : 

14 And God Almighty give you 
mercy before the man, that he may 
send away your other brother, and 
Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my 
children, I am bereaved. 

15 And the men took that present, 
and they took double money in their 



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hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, 
and went down to Egypt, and stood 
before Joseph. 

16 And when Joseph saw Benjamin 
with them, he said to the ruler of his 
house, Bring these men home, and 
slay, and make ready ; for these men 
shall dine with me at noon. 

17 And the man did as Joseph bade ; 
and the man brought the men into 
Joseph's house. 

18 And the men were afraid, be 
cause they were brought into Joseph's 
house ; and they said, Because of the 
money that was returned in our sacks 
at the first time are we brought in ; 
that he may seek occasion against 
us, and fall upon us, and take us for 
bondmen, and our asses. 

19 And they came near to the stew 
ard of Joseph's house, and they com 
muned with him, at the door of the 
house, 

20 And said, sir, we came indeed 
down at the first time to buy food ; 

21 And it came to pass, when we 
came to the inn, that we opened our 
sacks, and, behold, every man's 
money was in the mouth of his sack, 
our money in full weight ; and we 
have brought it again in our hand. 

22 And other money have we brought 
down in our hands to buy food ; we 
cannot tell who put our money in our 
sacks. 

23 And he said, Peace be to you, 
fear not ; your God, and the God of 
your father, hath given you treasure 
in your sacks; I had your money. 
And he brought Simeon out unto 
them. 

24 And the man brought the men 
into Joseph's house, and gave them 
water, and they washed their feet; 
and he gave their asses provender. 

25 And they made ready the present 
against Joseph came at noon ; for 
they heard that they should eat bread 
there. 

26 And when Joseph came home, 
they brought him the present which 
was in their hand into the house, and 
bowed themselves to him to the earth. 

27 And he asked them of their wel 
fare, and said, Is your father well, 
the old man of whom ye spake ? Is 
he yet alive ? 

28 And they answered, Thy servant 
our father is in good health, he is yet 



alive. And they bowed down their 
heads, and made obeisance. 

29 And he lifted up his eyes, and 
saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's 
son, and said, Is this your younger 
brother, of whom ye spake unto me ? 
And he said, God be gracious unto 
thee, my son. 

30 And Joseph made haste; for his 
bowels did yearn upon his brother; 
and he sought where to weep ; and ho 
entered into his chamber, and wept 
there. 

31 And he washed his face, and 
went out, and refrained himself, and 
said, Set on bread. 

32 And they set on for him by him 
self, and for them by themselves, and 
for the Egyptians, which did eat with 
him, by themselves ; because the 
Egyptians might not eat bread with 
the Hebrews ; for that is an abomina 
tion unto the Egyptians. 

33 And they sat before him, the 
first-born according to his birthright, 
and the youngest according to his 
youth ; and the men marvelled one 
at another. 

34 And he took and sent messes 
unto them from before him; but 
Benjamin's mess was five times so 
much as any of theirs. And they 
drank, and were merry with him. 

CHAPTER XLIV. 

Joseph's policy. 

A ND he commanded the steward of 
JT\. his house, saying, Fill the men's 
sacks with food, as much as they can 
carry, and put every man's money in 
his sack's mouth, 

2 And put my cup, the silver cup, 
in the sack's mouth of the youngest, 
and his corn-money. And he did ac 
cording to the word that Joseph had 
spoken. 

3 As soon as the morning was light, 
the men were sent away, they and 
their asses. 

4 And when they were gone out of 
the city, and not yet far off, Joseph 
said unto his steward, Up, follow af 
ter the men ; and when thou dost 
overtake them, say unto them, Where 
fore have ye rewarded evil for good ? 

5 Is not this it in which my lord 
drinketh, and whereby indeed he di- 
vineth ? ye have done evil in so doing. 

6 And he overtook them, and he 
spake unto them these same words. 



7 And they said unto him, Where 
fore saith my lord these words ? God 
forbid that thy servants should do 
according to this thing ; 

8 Behold, the money, which we 
found in our sacks' mouths, we 
brought again unto thee of the land 
of Canaan ; how then should we steal 
out of thy lord's house silver or geld ? 

9 With whomsoever of thy servants 
it be found, both let him die, and we 
also will be my lord's bondmen. 

10 And he said, Now also let it be 
according unto your words ; he with 
whom it is found shall be my servant; 
and ye shall be blameless. 

11 Then they speedily took down 
every man his sack to the ground, 
and opened every man his sack, 

12 Ac 1 lio /searched, and began at the 
eldest, and left at the youngest; and 
the cup was found in Benjamin's sack. 

13 Then they rent their clothes, 
and laded every man his ass, and re 
turned to the city. 

14 And Judah and his brethren 
came to Joseph's house ; for he was 
yet there ; and they fell before him 
on the ground. 

15 And Joseph said unto them, 
What deed is this that ye have done ? 
knew ye not that such a man as I can 
certainly divine ? 

16 And Judah said, What shall we 
say unto my lord? what shall we 
speak ? or how shall we clear our 
selves ? God hath found out the ini 
quity of thy servants ; behold, we 
are my lord's servants, both we, and 
he also with whom the cup is found. 

17 And he said, God forbid that I 
should do so ; but the man in whose 
hand the cup is found, he shall be my 
servant; and as for you, get you up 
in peace unto your father. 

18 Then Judah came near unto him, 
and said, my lord, let thy servant, 
I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's 
ears, and let not thine anger burn 
against thy servant; for thou art 
even as Pharaoh. 

19 My lord asked his servants, say 
ing, Have ye a father, or a brother? 

20 And we said unto my lord, We 
have a father, an old man, and a 
child of his old age, a little one; 
and his brother is dead, and he alone 
is left of his mother, and his father 
loveth him. 



GENESIS. 

21 And thou saidst unto thy ser 
vants, Bring him down unto me, that 
I may set mine eyes upon him. 

22 And we said irQto my lord, The 
lad cannot leave his father ; for if he 
should leave his father, his father 
would die. 

23 And thou saidst unto thy ser 
vants, Except your youngest brother 
come down with you, ye shall see my 
face no more. 

24 And it came to pass when we 
came up unto thy servant my father, 
we told him the words of my lord. 

25 And our father said, Go again, 
and buy us a little food. 

26 And we said, We cannot go down; 
if our youngest brother be with us, 
then will we go down ; for we may 
not see the man's face, except our 
youngest brother be with us. 

27 And thy servant my father said 
unto us, Ye know that my wife bare 
me two sons; 

28 And the one went out from me, 
and I said, Surely he is torn in pieces; 
and I saw him not since ; 

29 And if ye take this also from 
me, and mischief befall him, ye shall 
bring down my gray hairs with sor 
row to the grave. 

30 Now therefore when I come to 
thy servant my father, and the lad 
be not with us ; seeing that his life is 
bound up in the lad's life ; 

31 It shall come to pass, when he 
seeth that the lad is not with us, that 
he will die ; and thy servants shall 
bring down the gray hairs of thy 
servant our father with sorrow to the 



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grave. 

32 For thy servant became surety 
for the lad unto my father, saying, If 
I bring him not unto thee, then I shall 
bear the blame to my father for ever. 

33 Now therefore, I pray thee, let 
thy servant abide instead of the lad 
a bondman to my lord ; and let the 
lad go up with his brethren. 

34 For how shall I go up to my 
father, and the lad be not with me ? 
lest peradventure I see the evil that 
shall come on my father. 

CHAPTER XLV. 
Joseph is known of his brethren 11? smctth 

for his father Jacob is revived with Jit 

news. 
nnHEN Joseph could not refrain 

L himself before them all tha* 



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stood by him; and he cried. Cause 
every man to go out from me. And 
there stood no man with him, while 
Joseph made himself known unto his 
brethren. 

2 And he wept aloud , and the 
Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh 
heard. 

3 And Joseph said unto his bre 
thren, I am Joseph ; doth my father 
jet live ? And his brethren could 
not answer him ; for they were trou 
bled at his presence. 

4 And Joseph said unto his bre 
thren, Come near to me, I pray you. 
And they came near. And he said, 
I am Joseph your brother, whom ye 
sold into Egypt. 

5 Now therefore be not grieved, 
nor angry with yourselves, that ye 
sold me hither ; for God did send me 
before you to preserve life. 

6 For these two years hath the fa 
mine been in the land ; and yet there 
are five years, in the which there shall 
neither be earing nor harvest. 

7 And God sent me before you to 
preserve you a posterity in the earth, 
and to save your lives by a great de 
liverance. 

8 So now it was not you that sent 
me hither, but God ; and he hath 
made me a father to Pharaoh, and 
lord of all his house, and a ruler 
th"-:"gbout all the land of Egypt. 

9 Haste ye, and go up to my father, 
and say unto him, Thus saith thy son 
Joseph, God hath made me lord of all 
Egypt; come down unto ine, tarry 
not; 

10 And thou shalt dwell in the land 
of Goshen, and thou shalt be near 
unto me, thou, and thy children, and 
thy children's children, and thy flocks, 
and thy herds, and all that thou 
hast ; 

11 And there will I nourish thee; 
for yet there are five years of famine ; 
lest thou, and thy household, and all 
that thou hast, come to poverty. 

12 And, behold, your eyes see, and 
the eyes of my brother Benjamin, 
that it is my mouth that speaketh 
unto you. 

13 And ye shall tell my father of 
all my glory in Egypt, and of all 
that ye have seen ; and ye shall haste 
and bring down my father hither. 

14 And he fell upon his brother 

7 



Benjamin's neck, and wept; and 
Benjamin wept upon his neck. 

15 Moreover he kissed all his bre 
thren, and wept upon them ; and 
after that his brethren talked with 
him. 

16 And the fame thereof was heard 
in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph'i 
brethren are come; and it pleased 
Pharaoh well, and his servants. 

17 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, 
Say unto thy brethren, This do ye: 
lade your beasts, and go, get you un 
to the land of Canaan ; 

18 And take your father and youi 
households, and come unto me ; and 
I will give you the good of the land 
of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of 
the land. 

19 Now thou art commanded, this 
do ye ; take you wagons out of the 
land of Egypt for your little ones, 
and for your wives, and bring your 
father, and come. 

20 Also regard not your stuff; for 
the good of all the land of Egypt is 
yours. 

21 And the children of Israel did 
so ; and Joseph gave them wagons, 
according to the commandment of 
Pharaoh, and gave them provision 
for the way. 

22 To all of them he gave each man 
changes of raiment ; but to Benjamin 
he gave three hundred pieces of sil 
ver, and five changes of raiment. 

23 And to his father he sent after 
this manner; ten asses laden with the 
good things of Egypt, and ten she 
asses laden with corn and bread and 
meat for his father by the way. 

24 So he sent his brethren away, 
and they departed; and he said unto 
them, See that ye fall not out by the 
way. 

25 And they went up out of Egypt, 
and came into the land of Canaan 
unto Jacob their father, 

26 And told him, saying, Joseph is 
yet alive, and he is governor over all 
the land of Egypt. And Jacob's 
heart fainted, for he believed them 
not. 

27 And they told him all the words 
of Joseph, which he had said unto 
them ; and when he saw the wagons 
which Joseph had sent to carry him, 
the spirit of Jacob their father re 
vived. 



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GENESIS. 



28 And Israel said, It is enough ; 
Joseph my son is yet alive ; I will go 
and see him before I die. 

CHAPTER XL VI. 

Jacob is comforted He goeth into Egypt 
TJie number of his family Rachel only 
called Jacob's wife Joseph meeteth Jacob. 

AND Israel took his journey with 
all that he had, and came to 
Beer-sheba, and offered sacrifices unto 
the God of his father Isaac. 

2 Aid God spake unto Israel in the 
visions of the night, and said, Jacob, 
Jacob. And he said, Here am I. 

3 And he said, I am God, the God 
of thy father ; fear not to go down 
into Egypt ; for I will there make of 
thee a great nation. 

4 I will go down with thee into 
Egypt ; and I will also surely bring 
thee up again ; and Joseph shall put 
his hand upon thine eyes. 

5 And Jacob rose up from Beer- 
sheba : and the sons of Israel carried 
Jacob their father, and their little 
ones, and their wives, in the wagons 
which Pharaoh had sent to carry 
him. 

6 And they took their cattle, and 
their goods, which they had gotten 
in the land of Canaan, and came 
into Egypt, Jacob, and all his seed 
with him ; 

7 His sons, and his sons' sons with 
him, his daughters, and his sons' 
daughters, and all his seed brought 
he with him into Egypt. 

8 And these are the names of the 
children of Israel, which came into 
Egypt, Jacob and his sons ; Reuben, 
Jacob's first-born. 

9 And the sons of Reuben; Hanoch, 
and Phallu, and Hezron, and Carrni. 

10 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, 
and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, 
and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a 
Oanaanitish woman. 

11 And the sons of Levi ; Gershon, 
Kohath, and Merari. 

12 And the sons of Judah ; Er, and 
Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, and 
Zarah ; but Er and Onan died in the 
land of Canaan. And the sons of 
Pharez were Hezron and Hamul. 

13 And the sons of Issachar ; Tola, 
and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron. 

14 And the sons of Zebulun ; Sered, 
nd Elon, and Jahleel. 

15 These bo the sons of Leah, 



which she bare unto Jacob in Padan- 
aram, with his daughter Dinah ; all 
the souls of his sons and his daugh 
ters were thirty and three. 

16 And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, 
and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, 
and Arodi, and Areli. 

17 And the sons of Asher ; Jimnah, 
and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, 
and Serah their sister; and the sons 
of Beriah ; Heber, and Malchiel. 

18 These are the sons of Zilpah, 
whom Laban gave to Leah his 
daughter ; and these she bare unto 
Jacob, even sixteen souls. 

19 The sons of Rachel Jacob's wife; 
Joseph and Benjamin. 

20 And unto Joseph in the land of 
Egypt were born Manasseh and 
Ephraim, which Asenath the daugh 
ter of Poti-pherah priest of On bare 
unto him. 

21 And the sons of Benjamin were 
Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, 
and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Mup- 
pim, and Huppim, and Ard. 

22 These are the sons of Rachel, 
which were born to Jacob ; all the 
souls were fourteen. 

23 And the sons of Dan ; Hushim. 

24 And the sons of Naphtali; 
Jahzeel, and Guni, and Jezer, and 
Shillem. 

25 These are the sons of Bilhah, 
which Laban gave unto Rachel his 
daughter, and she bare these unto 
Jacob ; all the souls were seven. 

26 All the souls that came with 
Jacob into Egypt, which came out of 
his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives,, 
all the souls were threescore and 
six; 

27 And the sons of Joseph, which 
were borne him in Egypt, were two 
souls ; all the souls of the house of 
Jacob, which came into Egypt, were 
threescore and ten. 

28 And he sent Judah before him 
unto Joseph, to direct his face unto 
Goshen ; and they came into the land 
of Goshen. 

29 And Joseph made ready his cha 
riot, and went up to meet Israel his 
father, to Goshen, and presented him 
self unto him ; and he fell on his 
neck, and wept on his neck a good 
while. 

30 And Israel said unto Joseph, 
Now let me die, since I have seen 



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thy lace, because thou art yet alive. 

31 And Joaeph said unto his bre 
thren, and unto his father's house, I 
will go up, and show Pharaoh, and 
say unto him, My brethren, and my 
father's house, which were in the land 
of Canaan, are come unto me; 

32 And the men are shepherds, for 
their trade hath been to feed cattle ; 
and they have brought their flocks, 
and their herds, and all that they 
have. 

33 And it shall come to pass, when 
Pharaoh shall call you, and shall say, 
What is your occupation ? 

34 That ye shall say, Thy servants' 
trade hath been about cattle from our 
youth even until now, both we, and 
also our fathers ; that ye may dwell 
in the land of Goshen ; for every 
shepherd is an abomination unto the 
Egyptians. 

CHAPTER XLVII. 

Joseph presenteth Jive of his brethren, and 
his father ', before Pharaoh Jacob's age 
He swsareth Joseph to bury him with his 
fathers. 

T' HEN Joseph came and told Pha 
raoh, and said, My father and 
my brethren, and their flocks, and 
their herds, and all that they have, 
are come out of the land of Canaan ; 
and, behold, they are in the land of 
Goshen. 

2 And he took some of his brethren, 
ven five men, and presented them 
unto Pharaoh. 

3 And Pharaoh said unto his bre 
thren, What is your occupation ? And 
they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants 
are shepherds, both we, and also our 
fathers. 

4 They said moreover unto Pha 
raoh, For to sojourn in the land are 
we come; for thy servants have no 
pasture for their flocks ; for the fa 
mine is sore in the land of Canaan ; 
now therefore, we pray thee, let thy 
servants dwell in the land of Goshen. 

5 And Pharaoh spake unto Joseph, 
saying, Thy father and thy brethren 
are come unto thee; 

o The land of Egypt is before thee; 
in the best of the land make thy fa 
ther and brethren to dwell; in the 
land of Goshen let them dwell ; and 
if thoa knowest any men of activity 
au,ong them, then make them rulers 
over iry cattle. 



7 And Joseph brought in Jacob his 
father, and set him before Pharaoh; 
and Jacob blessed Pharaoh. 

8 And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, 
How old art thou ? 

9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, 
The days of the years of my pilgrim 
age are a hundred and thirty years; 
few and evil have the days of the 
years of my life been, and have not 
attained unto the days of the years 
of the life of my fathers in the days 
of their pilgrimage. 

10 And Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and 
went out from before Pharaoh. 

11 And Joseph placed his father and 
his brethren, and gave them a pos 
session in the land of Egypt, in the 
best of the land, in the land of Rame- 
ses, as Pharaoh had commanded. 

12 And Joseph nourished his father, 
and his brethren, and all his father's 
household, with bread, according to 
their families. 

13 And there was no bread in all 
the land ; for the famine was very 
sore, so that the land of Egypt and 
all the land of Canaan fainted by 
reason of the famine. 

14 And Joseph gathered up all the 
money that was found in the land of 
Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, 
for the corn which they bought ; and 
Joseph brought the money into Pha 
raoh's house. 

15 And when money failed in the 
land of Egypt, and in the land of 
Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto 
Joseph, and said, Give us bread ; for 
why should we die in thy presence ? 
for the money faileth. 

1 6 And Joseph said, Give your cat 
tle ; and I will give you for your cat 
tle, if money fail. 

17 And they brought their cattle 
unto Joseph : and Joseph gave them 
bread in exchange for horses, and for 
the flocks, and for the cattle of the 
herds, and for the asses ; and he fed 
them with bread for all their cattle 
for that year. 

18 When that year was ended, they 
came unto him the second year, and 
said unto him, We will not hide it 
from my lord, how that our money if 
spent; my lord also hath our herds, 
of cattle; there is not aught left ir? 
the sight of my lord, but our bo^:e?. 
and our lands ; 



GENESIS. 



19 Wherefore shall we die before 
,hine eyes, both we and our land? 
ouy us and our land for bread, and 
we and our land will be servants unto 
Pharaoh ; and give us seed, that we 
may live, and not die, that the land 
be not desolate. 

20 And Joseph bought all the land 
of Egypt for Pharaoh ; for the Egyp 
tians sold every man his field, because 
the famine prevailed over them ; so 
the land became^Pharaoh's. 

21 And as for the people, he re 
moved them to cities from one end 
of the borders of Egypt even to the 
other end thereof. 

22 Only the land of the priests 
bought he not ; for the priests had a 
portion assigned them of Pharaoh, 
and did eat their portion which Pha 
raoh gave them ; wherefore they sold 
not their lands. 

23 Then Joseph said unto the people, 
Behold, I have bought you this day 
and your land for Pharaoh ; lo, here 
is seed for you, and ye shall sow the 
land. 

24 And it shall come to pass in the 
increase, that ye shall give the fifth 
part unto Pharaoh, and four parts 
shall be your own, for seed of the 
field, and for your food, and for them 
of your households, and for food for 
your little ones. 

25 And they said, Thou hast saved 
our lives ; let us find grace in the 
sight of my lord, and we will be 
Pharaoh's servants. 

26 And Joseph made it a law over 
the land of Egypt unto this day, that 
Pharaoh should have the fifth part ; 
except the land of the priests only, 
which became not Pharaoh's. 

27 And Israel dwelt in the land of 
Egypt, in the country of Goshen ; 
and they had possessions therein, and 
grew, and multiplied exceedingly. 

28 And Jacob lived in the land of 
Egypt seventeen years ; so the whole 
age of Jacob was a hundred forty and 
seven years. 

29 And the time drew nigh that 
Israel must die ; and he called his 
son Joseph, and said unto him, If 
now I have found grace in thy sight, 
put, I pray thee, thy hand under my 
thigh, and deal kindly and truly with 
me; bury me not, I pray thee, in 
Egypt; 



30 But I will lie with my fathers, 
and thou shalt carry me out 
Egypt, and bury me in their bury- 
ing-place. And he said, I will do as 
thou hast said. 

31 And he said, Swear unto me. 
And he sware unto him. And Israel 
bowed himself upon the bed's head. 

CHAPTER XLVIII. 

Joseph visiteth his sick father Jacob blesseth 
Epliraim and Manasseh He prophesitth 
their return to Canaan. 

AND it came to pass after these 
things, that it was told Joseph, 
saying, Behold, thy father is sick; 
and he took "with him his two sons, 
Manasseh and Ephraim. 

2 And it was told Jacob, saying, 
Look, and behold, thy son Joseph 
cometh unto thee ; and Israel strength 
ened himself, and sat upon the bed. 

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph, God 
Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in 
the land of Canaan, and blessed me, 

4 And said unto me, Behold, I will 
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, 
saith the Lord, and I will make of 
thee a multitude of people ; and will 
give this land to thy seed after thee, 
for an everlasting possession. 

5 And now, of thy two sons, Ephraim 
and Manasseh, which were born unto 
thee in the land of Egypt, before I 
came unto thee into Egypt; behold, 
they are mine, and the God of my fa 
thers shall bless them ; even as Reu- 
ben and Simeon they shall be blessed, 
for they are mine; wherefore they 
shall be called after my name. (There 
fore they were called Israel.) 

6 And thy issue which thou begettest 
after them, shall be thine, and shall 
be called after the name of their bre 
thren in their inheritance, in the 
tribes ; therefore they were called the 
tribes of Manasseh and of Ephraim. 

7 And Jacob said unto Joseph when 
the God of my fathers appeared unto 
me in Luz, in the land of Canaan ; 
he sware unto me, that he would give 
unto me, and unto my seed, the land 
for an everlasting possession. 

8 Therefore, my son, he hath 
blessed me in raising thee up to be a 
servant unto me, in saving my house 
from death ; 

9 In delivering my people, thy bre 
thren, from famine which was sore in 
the land : wherefore the God of thy 



3 

of 



CHAPTER XLIX. 



7 1 



fathers shall bless thee, and the fruit 
of'thy loins, that they shall be blessed 
above thy brethren, and thy father's 
house; 

10 For thou hast prevailed, and thy 
father's house has bowed down unto 
thee, even as it was shown unto thee, 
before thou was sold into Egypt by 
the hands of thy brethren; where 
fore thy brethren shall bow down unto 
thee, from generation to generation, 
unto the fruit of thy loins for ever; 

11 For thou shalt be a light unto my 
people, to deliver them in the days of 
their captivity, from bondage ; and 
to bring salvation unto them, when 
they are altogether bowed down under 
sin. 

12 And therefore, as for me, when I 
came from Padan, Rachel died by me 
in the land of Canaan, in the way 
when we were yet but a little way to 
come unto Ephrath; and I buried 
her there in the way of Ephrath; the 
same is called Bethlehem. 

13 And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, 
and said, Who are these ? 

14 And Joseph said unto his fathei, 
They are my sons, whom God hath 
given me in this land. 

15 And he said, Bring them, I pray 
thee, unto me, and I will bless them. 

16 Now the eyes of Israel were dim 
for age, so that he could not see well. 
And he brought them near unto him; 
and he kissed them, and embraced 
them. 

17 And Israel said unto Joseph, I 
had not thought to see thy face ; 
and, lo, God hath showed me also 
thy seed. 

18 And Joseph brought them out 
from between his knees, and he bow 
ed himself with his face to the earth. 

19 And Joseph took them both, 
Ephraim in his right hand toward 
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in 
his left hand toward Israel's right 
hand, and brought them near unto 
him. 

20 And Israel stretched out his 
right hand, and laid it upon Eph- 
raim's head, who was the younger, 
and his left hand upon Manasseh's 
head, guiding his hands wittingly; 
for Manasseh was the first-born. 

21 And he blessed Joseph, and said, 
God, before whom my fathers Abra 
ham and Isaac did walk, the God 

7 * 



which fed me all my life long unto 
this day, 

22 The Angel which redeemed me 
from all evil, bless the lads ; and let 
my name be named on them, and 
the name of my fathers Abraham and 
Isaac ; and let them grow into a mul 
titude in the midst of the earth. 

23 And when Joseph saw that his 
father laid his right hand upon the 
head of Ephraim, it displeased him ; 
and he held up his father's hand, to 
remove it from Ephraim's head unto 
Manasseh's head. 

24 And Joseph said unto his father, 
Not so, my father; for this is the first 
born ; put thy right hand upon his 
head. 

25 And his father refused, and said, 
I know it, my son, I know it ; he 
also shall become a people, and he 
also shall be great ; but truly his 
younger brother shall be greater than 
he, and his seed shall become a mul 
titude of nations. 

26 And he blessed them that day, 
saying, In thee shall Israel bless, say 
ing, God make thee as Ephraim and 
as Manasseh ; and he set Ephraim 
before Manasseh. 

27 And Israel said unto Joseph, 
Behold, I die ; but God shall be with 
you, and bring you again unto the 
land of your fathers. 

28 Moreover I have given to thee 
one portion above thy brethren, which 
I took out of the hand of the Amor- 
ite with my sword and with my 
bow. 

CHAPTER XLIX. 
Jacob blesseth his sons He dieth. 

AND Jacob called unto his sons, 
and said, Gather yourselves to 
gether, that I may tell you what shall 
befall you in the last days. 

2 Gather yourselves together, and 
hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken 
unto Israel your father. 

3 Reuben, thou art my first-born, 
my might, and the beginning of my 
strength, the excellency of dignity, 
and the excellency of power; 

4 Unstable as water, thou shalt not 
excel ; because thou wentest up to 
thy father's bed ; then defiledst thou 
it ; he went up to my couch. 

5 Simeon and Levi are brethren ; 
instruments of cruelty are in their 
habitations. 



78 

6 my soul, come not thou into 
their secret ; unto their assembly, 
mine honour, be not thou united ; for 
in their anger they slew a man, and in 
their self-will they digged down a wall. 

7 Cursed be their anger, for it was 
fierce ; and their wrath, for it was 
cruel ; I will divide them in Jacob 
and scatter them in Israel. 

8 Judah, thou art he whom thy 
brethren shall praise ; thy hand shall 



be in the neck of thine enemies ; thy 
father's children shall bow down be 
fore thee. 

9 Judah is a lion's whelp ; from the 
prey, my son, thou art gone up ; he 
stooped down, he couched as a lion, 
and as an old lion ; who shall rouse 
him up ? 

10 The sceptre shall not depart 
from Judah, nor a law-giver from 
between his feet, until Shiloh come ; 
and unto him shall the gathering of 
the people be. 

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, 
and his ass's colt unto the choice 
vine ; he washed his garments in 
wine, and his clothes in the blood of 
grapes ; 

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, 
and his teeth white with milk. 

13 Zebulun shall dwell at the ha 
ven of the sea ; and shall be for a 
haven of ships; and his border shall 
be unto Zidon. 

14 Issachar is a strong ass couch 
ing down between two burdens ; 

15 And he saw that rest was good, 
and the land that it was pleasant; 
and bowed his shoulder to bear, and 
became a servant unto tribute. 

16 Dan shall judge his people, as 
one of the tribes of Israel. 

17 Dan shall be a serpent by the 
way, an adder in the path, that biteth 
the horse heels, so that his rider shall 
fall backward. 

18 I have waited for thy salvation, 
Lord. 

19 Gad, a troop shall overcome 
him ; but he shall overcome at the 
last. 

20 Out of Asher his bread shall be 
fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. 

21 Naphtali is a hind let loose ; he 
giveth goodly words. 

22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even 
a fruitful bough by a well : whose 
branches run over the wall ; 



GENESIS. 

23 The archers have sorely grieved 
him, and shot at him, and hated him, 

24 But his bow abode in strength, 
and the arms of his hands were made 
strong by the hands of the mighty 
God of Jacob ; (from thence is the 
shepherd, the stone of Israel ;) 

25 Even by the God of thy father, 
who shall help thee ; and by the 
Almighty, who shall bless thee with 
blessings of heaven above, blessings 



ieved 

Him 



of the deep that lieth under, blessings 
of the breasts, and of the womb; 

26 The blessings of thy father have 
prevailed above the blessings of my 
progenitors unto the utmost bound of 
the everlasting hills ; they shall be on 
the head of Joseph, and on the crown 
of the head of him that was separate 
from his brethren. 

27 Benjamin shall raven as a wolf; 
in the morning he shall devour the 
prey, and at night he shall divide 
the spoil. 

28 All these are the twelve tribes 
of Israel ; and this is it that their 
father spake unto them, and blessed 
them ; every one according to his 
blessing he blessed them. 

29 And he charged them, and said 
unto them, I am to be gathered un 
to my people ; bury me with my fa 
thers in the cave that is in the field 
of Ephron the Hittite, 

30 In the cave that is in the field of 
Machpelah, which is before Mamre, 
in the land of Canaan, which Abra 
ham bought with the field of Ephron 
the Hittite for a possession of a 
burying-place. 

31 There they buried Abraham and 
Sarah his wife; there they buried 
Isaac and Rebekah his wife ; and 
there I buried Leah. 

32 The purchase of the field and of 
the cave that is therein was from the 
children of Heth. 

33 And when Jacob had made an 
end of commanding his sons, he ga 
thered up his feet into the bed, and 
yielded up the ghost, and was gather 
ed unto his people. 

CHAPTER L. 

The mourning fw Jacob The funeral Jo 
seph com forteth his brethren Heprophe- 



AND Joseph fell upon his father's 
face, and wept upon him, and 

kissed him. 



CHAPTER L. 



2 And Joseph commanded his ser 
vants the physicians to embalm his 
father ; and the physicians embalmed 
Israel. 

3 And forty days were fulfilled for 
him; for so are fulfilled the days of 
those which are embalmed ; and the 
Egyptians mourned for him three 
score and ten days. 

4 And when the days of his mourn 
ing were past, Joseph spake unto the 
house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I 
have found grace in your eyes, speak, 
I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, 
saying, 

5 My lather made me swear, saying, 
Lo, I die; in my grave which I have 
digged for me in the land of Canaan, 
there shalt thou bury me. Now 
therefore let me go up, I pray thee, 
and bury my father, and I will come 
again. 

6 And Pharaoh said, Go up, and 
bury thy father, according as he made 
thee swear. 

7 And Joseph went up to bury his 
father; and with him went up all the 
servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his 
house, and all the elders of the land 
of Egypt, 

8 And all the house of Joseph, and 
his brethren, and his father's house; 
only their little ones, and their flocks, 
and their herds, they left in the land 
of Goshen. 

9 And there went up with him both 
chariots and horsemen ; and it was a 
very great company. 

10 And they came to the threshing- 
floor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan ; 
and there they mourned with a great 
and very sore lamentation ; and he 
made a mourning for his father seven 
days. 

11 And when the inhabitants of the 
land, the Canaanites, saw the mourn 
ing in the floor of Atad, they said, 
This is a grievous mourning to the 
Egyptians ; wherefore the name of it 
was called Abel-mizraim, which is 
beyond Jordan. 

12 And his sons did unto him 
according as he commanded them ; 

13 For his sons carried him into the 
land of Canaan, and buried him in 
the cave of the field of Machpelah, 
which Abraham bought with the field 
for a possession of a burying-place of 
Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. 



14 And Joseph returned into Egypt, 
he, and his brethren, and all that 
went up with him to bury his father, 
after he had buried '-is father. 

15 And when Joseph's brethren saw 
that their father was dead, they said, 
Joseph will peradventure hate us, 
and will certainly requite us all the 

| evil which we did unto him. 

16 And they sent a messenger unto 
Joseph, saying, Thy father did com 
mand before he died, saying, 

17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, 
Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass 
of thy brethren, and their sin ; for 
they did unto thee evil ; and now, we 
pray thee, forgive the trespass of the 
servants of the God of thy father. 
And Jbseph wept when they spake 
unto him. 

18 And his brethren also went and 
fell down before his face ; and they 
said, Behold, we be thy servants. 

19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear 
not ; for am I in the place of God ? 

20 But as for you, ye thought evil 
against me ; but God meant it unto 
good, to bring to pass, as it is this 
day, to save much people alive. 

21 Now therefore fear ye not; I will 
nourish you, and your little ones. 
And he comforted them, and spake 
kindly unto them. 

22 And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, 

id Jo 



and his father's house; an< 
lived a hundred and ten years. 

23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's 
children of the third generation ; the 
children also of Machir the son of 
Manasseh were brought up upon 
Joseph's knees. 

24 And Joseph said unto his bre 
thren, I die, and go unto my fathers; 
and I go down to my grave with joy. 
The God of my father Jacob be with 
you, to deliver you out of affliction in 
the days of your bondage ; for the 
Lord hath visited me, and I have 
obtained a promise of the Lord, that 
out of the fruit of my loins, the Lord 
God will raise up a righteous branch 
out of my loins ; and unto thee, whom 
my father Jacob hath named Israel, 
a prophet ; (not the Messiah who is 
called Shilo ;) and this prophet shall 
deliver my people out of Egypt in 
the days of thy bondage. 

25 And it shall come to pass that 
they shall be scattered again ; and a 



GENESIS. 



oranch shall be broken off, and shall 
be carried into a far country ; never 
theless they shall be remembered in 
the covenants of the Lord, when the 
Messiah cometh ; for he shall be made 
manifest unto them in the latter 
days, in the Spirit of power; and 
shall bring them out of darkness into 
light,- out of hidden darkness, and 
out of captivity unto freedom. 

26 A seer shall the Lord my God 
raise up, who shall be a choice seer 
unto the fruit of my loins. 

27 Thus saith the Lord God of my 
fathers unto me, A choice seer will I 
raise up out of the fruit of thy loins, 
and he shall be esteemed highly 
among the fruit of thy loins, his 
brethren ; and unto him will I give 
commandments that he shall do a 
work for the fruit of thy loins. 

28 And he shall bring them to the 
knowledge of the covenants which I 
have made with thy father ; and he 
shall do whatsoever work I shall com 
mand him. 

29 And I will make him great in 
mine eyes, for he shall do my work ; 
and he shall be great like unto him 
whom I have said I would raise up unto 
you, to deliver my people, house of 
Israel, out of the land of Egypt ; for a 
seer will I raise up to deliver my people 
out of the land of Egypt ; and he shall 
be called Moses. And by this name 
he shall know that he is of thy house; 
for he shall be nursed by the king's 
daughter, and- shall be called her son. 

30 And again, a seer will I raise up 
out of the fruit of thy loins, and unto 
him will I give power to bring forth 
my word unto the seed of thy loins ; 
and not to the bringing forth of my 
word only, saith the Lord, but to the 
convincing them of my word, which 
shall have already gone forth among 
them in the last days ; 

31 Wherefore the fruit of thy loins 
shall write, and the fruit of the loins 
of Judah shall write ; and that which 
shall be written by the fruit of thy 
loins, and also that which shall be 
written by the fruit of the loins of 
Judah, shall grow together unto the 
confounding of false doctrines, and 
laying down of contentions, and 
establishing peace among the fruit 
of thy loins, and bringing them to a 



knowledge of their fathers in the 
latter days ; and also to the knowledge 
of my covenants, saith the Lord. 

32 And out of weakness shall he be 
made strong, in that day when my 
work shall go forth among all my 
people, which shall restore them, who 
are of the house of Israel, in the last 
days. 

33 And that seer will I bless, and 
they that seek to destroy him shall 
be confounded; for this promise I 
give unto you; for I will remember 
you from generation to generation; 
and his name shall be called Joseph, 
and it shall be after the name of his 
father; and he shall be like unto 
you; for the thing which the Lord 
shall bring forth by his hand shall 
bring my people unto salvation. 

34 And the Lord sware unto Joseph, 
that he would preserve his seed for 
ever, saying, I will raise up Moses, 
and a rod shall be in his hand, and 
he shall gather together my people, 
and he shall lead them as a flock, and 
he shall smite the waters of the Red 
Sea with his rod. 

35 And he shall have judgment, 
and shall write the word of the Lord. 
And he shall not speak many words, 
for I will write unto him my law by 
the finger of mine own hand. And I 
will make a spokesman for him, and 
his name shall be called Aaron. 

36 And it shall be done unto thee in 
the last days also, even as I have 
sworn. Therefore, Joseph said unto 
his brethren, God will surely visit 
you, and bring you out of this land, 
unto the land which he sware unto 
Abraham, and unto Isaac, and to 
Jacob. 

37 And Joseph confirmed many 
other things unto his brethren, and 
took an oath of the children of Israel, 
saying unto them, God will surely 
visit you, and ye shall carry up my 
bones from hence. 

38 So Joseph died, when he was an 
hundred and ten years old ; and they 
embalmed him, and they put him in a 
coffin in Egypt; and he was kept 
from burial by the children of Israel, 
that he might be carried up and laid 
in the sepulchre with his father. And 
thus they remembered the oath which 
they sware unto him. 



EXODUS. 



CHAPTER I. 

The children of Israel, though oppressed, do 
multiply. 

NOW these are the names of the 
children of Israel, which came 
into Egypt; every maq according to 
his household who came with Jacob. 

2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 

3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 

4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and 
Asher. 

5 And all the souls that came out of 
the loins of Jacob were seventy souls ; 
for Joseph was in Egypt already. 

6 And Joseph died, and all his 
brethren, and all that generation. 

7 And the children of Israel were 
fruitful, and increased abundantly, 
and multiplied, and waxed exceeding 
mighty ; and the land was filled with 
them. 

8 Now there arose up a new king 
over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 

9 And he said unto his people, Be 
hold, the people of the children of 
Israel are more and mightier than 
we ; 

10 Come on, let us deal wisely with 
them ; lest they multiply, and it 
come to pass, that, when there falleth 
out any war, they join also unto our 
enemies, and fight against us, and so 
get them up out of the land. 

11 Therefore they did set over them 
taskmasters to aiHict them with their 
burdens. And they built for Pharaoh 
treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 

12 But the more they afflicted them, 
the more they multiplied and grew. 
And they were grieved because of the 
children of Israel. 

13 And the Egyptians made the 
children of Israel to serve with rigour; 

14 And they made their lives bitter 
with hard bondage, in mortar, and in 
brick, and in all manner of service in 
the field ; all their service, wherein 
they made them serve, was with 
rigour. 

15 And the king of Egypt spake to 
the Hebrew midwives, of which the 
name of the one was Shiprah, and 
the name of the other Puah ; 

16 And he said, When ye do the 
office of a midwife to the Hebrew 
women, and see them upon the stools, 

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if it be a son, then ye shall kill him ; 
but if it be a daughter, then she shall 
live. 

17 But the midwives feared God, 
and did not as the king of Egypt 
commanded them, but saved the men 
children alive. 

18 And the king of Egypt called for 
the midwives, and said unto them, 
Why have ye done this thing, and 
have saved the men children alive ? 

19 And the midwives said unto 
Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women 
are not as the Egyptian women ; for 
they are lively, and are delivered ere 
the midwives come in unto them. 

20 Therefore God dealt well with 
the midwives ; and the people multi 
plied, and waxed very mighty. 

21 And it came to pass, because the 
midwives feared God, that he made 
them houses. 

22 And Pharaoh charged all his 
people, saying, Every son that is 
born ye shall cast into the river, and 
every daughter ye shall save alive. 

CHAPTER II. 
Moses 1 birth, adoption, flight, and marriage. 

AND there went a man of the 
house of Levi, and took to wife 
a daughter of Levi. 

2 And the woman conceived, and 
bare a son ; and when she saw him 
that he was a goodly child, she hid 
him three months. 

3 And when she could not longer 
hide him, she took for him an ark of 
bulrushes, and daubed it with slime 
and with pitch, and put the child 
therein ; and she laid it in the flags 
by the river's brink. 

4 And his sister stood afar off, to 
wit what would be done to him. 

5 And the daughter of Pharaoh 
came down to wash herself at the 
river; and her maidens walked along 
by the river's side ; and when she 
saw the ark among the flags, she 
sent her maid to fetch it. 

6 And when she had opened it, she 
saw the child ; and, behold, the babe 
wept. And she had compassion on 
him, and said, This is one of the 
Hebrews' children. 

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's 
daughter, Shall I go and call to thee 

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EXODUS. 



a nurse of vhe Hebrew women, 
that she may nurse the child for 
thee? 

8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to 
her, Go. And the maid went and 
called the child's mother. 

9 And Pharaoh's daughter said 
unto her, Take this child away, and 
nurse it for me, and I will give thee 
thy wages. And the woman took 
the child, and nursed it. 

10 And the child grew, and she 
brought him unto Pharaoh's daugh 
ter, and he became her son. And 
she called his name Moses : and she 
said, Because I drew him out of the 
water. 

11 And it came to pass in those 
days, when Moses was grown, that 
he went out unto his brethren, and 
looked on their burdens; and he 
spied an Egyptian smiting a He 
brew, one of his brethren. 

12 And he looked this way and that 
way, and when he saw that there was 
no man, he slew the Egyptian, and 
hid him in the sand. 

13 And when he went out the 
second day, behold, two men of the 
Hebrews strove together ; and he 
said to him that did the wrong, 
Wherefore srnitest thou thy fellow ? 

14 And he said, Who made thee a 
prince and a judge over us? intendest 
thou to kill me, as thou killedst the 
Egyptian? And Moses feared, and 
said, Surely this thing is knoAvn. 

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this 
thing, he sought to slay Moses. But 
Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, 
and dwelt in the land of Midian ; and 
he sat down by a well. 

16 Now the priest of Midian had 
seven daughters ; and they came and 
drew water, and filled the troughs to 
water their father's flock. 

17 And the shepherds came and 
drove them away; but Moses stood 
up and helped them, and watered 
their flock. 

18 And when they came to B,euel 
their father, he said, How is it that 
ye are come so soon to-day ? 

19 And they said, An Egyptian 
delivered us out of the hand of the 
shepherds, and also drew water 
enough for us, and watered the 
flock. 

20 And he said unto his daughters, 



And where is he ? why is it that ye 
have left the man ? call him, that he 
may eat bread. 

21 And Moses was content to dwell 
with the man ; and he gave Moses 
Zipporah his daughter. 

22 And she bare him a son, and he 
called his? name Gershom ; for he ssiid, 
I have been a stranger in a strange 
land. 

23 And it came to pass in process 
of time, that the king of Egypt died : 
and the children of Israel sighed by 
reason of the bondage, and they cried, 
and their cry came up unto God by 
reason of the bondage. 

24 And God heard their groaning, 
and God remembered his covenant 
with Abraham, with Isaac, and with 
Jacob. 

25 And God looked upon the chil 
dren of Israel, and God had respect 
unto them. 

CHAPTER III. 

JUnses kcepeth Jethro's flock God appeareth 
in him in a burning bush He sendeth him 
in deliver Israel. 

NOW Moses kept the flock of 
Jethro his father-in-law, the 
priest of Midian ; and he led the 
flock to the back side of the desert, 
and came to the mountain of God, 
even to Horeb. 

2 And again, the presence of the 
Lord appeared unto him, in a flame 
of fire in the midst of a bush ; and 
he looked, and, behold, the bush 
burned with fire, and the bush was 
not consumed. 

3 And Moses said, I will now turn 
aside, and see this great sight, why 
the bush is not consumed. 

4 And when the Lord saw that he 
turned aside to see, God called unto 
him out of the midst of the bush, and 
said, Moses, Moses. And he said, 
Here am I. 

5 And he said, Draw not nigh 
hither: put off thy shoes from off 
thy feet ; for the place whereon thou 
standest is holy ground. 

6 Moreover he said, I am the God 
of thy father, the God of Abraham, 
the God of Isaac, and the God of 
Jacob. And Moses hid his face ; for 
he was afraid to look upon God. 

7 And the Lord said, I h:ivc surely 
seen the affliction of my people which 
are in Egypt, and have heard their 



CHAPTER IV. 



cry by reason of their task-masters ; 
for I know their sorrows ; 

8 And I am come down to deliver 
them out of the hand of the Egypt 
ians, and to bring them up out of 
that land unto a good land and a 
large, unto a land flowing with milk 
and honey; unto the place of the 
Canaanites. and the Hittites, and 
the Atnorites, and the Perizzites, and 
the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 

9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of 
the children of Israel is come unto 
ire; and I have also seen the oppres 
sion wherewith the Egyptians op 
press them. 

10 Come now therefore, and I will 
send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou 
mayest bring forth my people the 
children of Israel out of Egypt. 

11 And Moses said unto God, Who 
am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, 
and that I should bring forth the 
children of Israel out of Egypt ? 

12 And he said, Certainly I will be 
with thee ; and this shall be a token 
unto thee, that I have sent thee; 
When thou hast brought forth the 
people out of Egypt, ye shall serve 
God upon this mountain. 

13 And Moses said unto God, Be 
hold, when I come unto the children 
of Israel, and shall say unto them, 
The God of your fathers hath sent 
me unto you ; and they shall say to 
me, What is his name ? what shall I 
say unto them? 

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM 
THAT I AM; and he said, Thus 
shalt thou say unto the children of 
Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 

15 And God said moreover unto 
Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the 
children of Israel, The Lord God of 
your fathers, the God of Abraham, 
the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja 
cob, hath sent me unto you ; this is 
my name for ever, and this is my 
memorial unto all generations. 

16 Go, and gather the elders of 
Israel together, and say unto them, 
The Lord God of your fathers, the 
God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of 
Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I 
have surely visited you, and seen 
that which is done to you in Egypt ; 

17 And I have said, I will bring 
you up out of the affliction of Egypt 
unto the land of the Canaanites, and 



the Hittites, and the Amorites, and 
the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and 
the Jebusites, unto a land flowing 
with milk and honey. 

18 And they shall hearken to thy 
voice ; and thou shalt come, thou and 
the elders of Israel, unto the king of 
Egypt, and ye shall say. unto him, 
The Lord God of the Hebrews hath 
met with us ; and now let us go, we 
beseech thee, three days' journey into 
the wilderness, that we may sacrifice 
to the Lord our God. 

19 And I am sure that the king of 
Egypt will not let you go, no, not by 
a mighty hand. 

20 And I will stretch out my hand, 
and smite Egypt with all my won 
ders which I will do in the midst 
thereof; and after that he will let 
you go. 

21 And I will give this people 
favour in the sight of the Egyptians; 
and it shall come to pass, that, when 
ye go, ye shall not go empty ; 

22 But every woman shall borrow 
of her neighbour, and of her that 
sojourneth in her house, jewels of 
silver, and jewels of gold, and rai 
ment; and ye shall put them upon 
your sons, and upon your daughters ; 
and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. 

CHAPTER IV. 

Moses is given a rod of power He is loth to 
be sent Aaron is called God's message to 
Pharaoh Zipporah circumciseth tier son 
Aaron is called. 

AND Moses answered and said, 
But, behold, they will not be 
lieve me, nor hearken unto my voice; 
for they will say, The Lord hath not 
appeared unto thee. 

2 And the Lord said unto him, 
What is that in thine hand? And 
he said, A rod. 

3 And he said, Cast it on the 
ground. And he cast it on the 
ground, and it became a serpent; 
and Moses fled from before it. 

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Put forth thine hand, and take it by 
the tail. And he put forth his hand, 
and caught it, and it became a rod in 
his hand ; 

5 That they may believe that the 
Lord God of their fathers, the God 
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and 
the God of Jacob, hath appeared 
unto thee. 



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t> And the Lord said furthermore 
unto him, Put now thine hand into 
thy bosom. And he put his hand 
into his bosom ; and when he took it 
out, behold, his hand was leprous as 
snow. 



7 And he said, Put thy hand into 
thy bosom again. And he put his 
hand into his bosom again ; and 
plucked it out of his bosom, and, be 
hold, it was turned again as his other 
flesh. 

8 And it shall come to pass, if they 
will not believe thee, neither hearken 
to the voice of the first sign, that 
they will believe the A r oice of the lat 
ter sign. 

9 And it shall come to pass, if they 
will not believe also these two signs, 
neither hearken unto thy voice, that 
thou shalt take of the water of the 
river, and pour it upon the dry land; 
and the water which thou takest out 
of the river shall become blood upon 
the dry land. 

10 And Moses said unto the Lord, 

my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither 
heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken 
unto thy servant; but I am slow of 
speech, and of a slow tongue. 

11 And the Lord said unto him, 
Who hath made man's mouth? or 
who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or 
the seeing, or the blind ? have not I 
the Lord ? 

12 Now therefore go, and I will be 
with thy mouth, and teach thee what 
thou shalt say. 

13 And he said, my Lord, send, 

1 pray thee, by the hand of him whom 
thou wilt send. 

14 And the anger of the Lord was 
kindled against Moses, and he said, 
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother ? 
I know that he can speak well. And 
also, behold, he cometh forth to meet 
thee ; and when he seeth thee, he will 
be glad in his heart. 

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, 
and put words in his mouth ; and I 
will be with thy mouth, and with his 
mouth, and will teach you what ye 
shall do. 

16 And he shall be thy spokesman 
unto the people; and he shall be, 
even he shall be to thee instead of a 
mouth, and thou shalt be to him in 
stead of God. 

17 And thou shalt take this rod in 



EXODUS. 

thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do 
signs. 

18 And Moses went and returned to 
Jethro his father-in-law, and said 
unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, 
and return unto my brethren which 



lalt do 



are in Egypt, and see whether they 
be yet alive. And Jethro said to 
Moses, Go in peace. 

19 And the Lord said unto Moses in 
Midian, Go, return into Egypt; for all 
the men are dead which sought thy life. 

20 And Moses took his wife and hi* 
sons, and set them upon an ass, and 
he returned to the land of Egypt; and 
Moses took the rod of God in his hand. 

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
When thou goest to return into 
Egypt, sec that thou do all those 
wonders before Pharaoh, which I 
have put in thine hand, and I will 
prosper thee : but Pharaoh will hard 
en his heart, and he will not let the 
people go. 

22 And thou shalt say unto Pha 
raoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is 
my son, even my first-born ; 

23 And I say unto thee, Let my son 
go, that he may serve me; and if 
thou refuse to let him go, behold, I 
will slay thy son, even thy first-born. 

24 And it came to pass, that the 
Lord appeared unto him as he was in 
the way, by the inn. The Lord was 
angry with Moses, and his hand was 
about to fall upon him, to kill him ; 
for he had not circumcised his son. 

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp 
stone and circumcised her son, and 
cast the stone at his feet, and said, 
Surely thou art a bloody husband 
unto me. 

26 And the Lord spared Moses and 
let him go, because Zipporah, his 
wife, circumcised the child. And she 
said, Thou art a bloody husband. 
And Moses was ashamed, and hid his 
face from the Lord, and said, I have 
sinned before the Lord. 

27 And the Lord said unto Aaron, 
Go into the wilderness to meet Moses, 
and he went and met him, in the 
mount of God ; in the mount where 
God appeared unto him ; and Aaron 
kissed him. 

28 And Moses told Aaron all the 
words of the Lord who had sent him, 
and all the signs which he hud com 
manded him. 



CHAPTER V. VI. 



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29 And Moses and Aaron went and 
gathered together all the elders of the 
children of Israel ; 

30 And Aaron spake all the words 
which the Lord had spoken unto 
Moses, and did the signs in the sight 
of the people. 

31 And the people believed; and 
when they heard that the Lord had 
visited the children of Israel, and 
that he had looked upon their afflic 
tion, then they bowed their heads and 
worshipped. 

CHAPTER V. 

Pharaoh increaseth the Israelites' task He 
checketh their complaints Moses cryeth to 
God for Israel. 

AND afterward Moses and Aaron 
went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 
saith the Lord God of Israel, Let my 
pepple go, that they may hold a feast 
unto me in the wilderness. 

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the 
Lord, that I should obey his voice to 
let Israel go ? I know not the Lord, 
neither will I let Israel go. 

3 And they said, The God of the 
Hebrews hath met with us ; let us go, 
we pray thee, three days' journey 
into the desert, and sacrifice unto the 
Lord our God; lest he fall upon us 
with pestilence, or with the sword. 

4 And the king of Egypt said unto 
them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and 
Aaron, lead the people from their 
works? get you unto your burdens. 

5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the peo 
ple of the land now are many, and 
ye make them rest from their burdens. 

6 And Pharaoh commanded the 
same day the taskmasters of the 
people, and their officers, saying, 

7 Ye shall no more give the people 
straw to make brick, as heretofore; 
let them go and gather straw for 
themselves. 

8 And the tale of the bricks, which 
they did make heretofore, ye shall 
lay upon them ; ye shall not diminish 
aught thereof; for they be idle ; there 
fore they cry, saying, Let us go and 
sacrifice to our God. 

9 Let there more work be laid upon 
the men, that they may labour therein ; 
and let them not regard vain words. 

10 And the taskmasters of the people 
went out, and their officers, and they 
epake to the people, saying, Thus saith 
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. 



11 Go ye, get your straw where ye 
can find it; yet not aught of your 
work shall be diminished. 

12 So the people were scattered 
abroad throughout all the land of 
Egypt to gather stubble instead of 
straw. 

13 And the taskmasters hasted them, 
saying, Fulfil your works, your daily 
tasks, as when there was straw. 

14 And the officers of the children 
of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmas 
ters had set over them, were beaten, 
and demanded, Wherefore have ye 
not fulfilled your task in making 
brick, both yesterday and to-day, as 
heretofore ? 

15 Then the officers of the children 
of Israel came and cried unto Pha 
raoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou 
thus with thy servants ? 

16 There is no straw given unto thy 
servants, and they say to us, Make 
brick ; and, behold, thy servants are 
beaten ; but the fault is in thine own 
people. 

17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are 
idle ; therefore ye say, Let us go and 
do sacrifice to the Lord. 

18 Go therefore now, and work ; for 
there shall no straw be given you, yet 
shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. 

19 And the officers of the children 
of Israel did see that they were in 
evil case, after it was said, Ye shall 
not diminish aught from your bricks 
of your daily task. 

20 And they met Moses and Aaron, 
who stood in the way, as they came 
forth from Pharaoh ; 

21 And they said unto them, The 
Lord look upon you, and judge ; be 
cause ye have made our savour to be 
abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and 
in the eyes of his servants, to put a 
sword in their hand to slay us. 

22 And Moses returned unto the 
Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast 
thou so evil entreated this people ? 
why is it that thou hast sent me ? 

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to 
speak in thy name, he hath done evil 
to this people; neither hast thou de 
livered thy people at all. 

CHAPTER VI. 

God reneweth his promise The genealogy of 

Reuben, Simeon, and Levi. 
mHEN the Lord said unto Moses, 
_ Now shalt thou see what I wilJ 



EXODUS. 



do to Pharaoh ; for with a strong 
hand shall he let them go, and with 
a strong hand shall he drive them 
out of his land. 

2 And God spake unto Moses, and 
said unto him, I am the Lord ; 

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, 
unto Isaac, and unto Jacob. I am 
the Lord God Almighty ; the Lord 
JEHOVAH. And was not my name 
known unto them ? 

4 Yea, and I have also established 
my covenant with them, which I made 
with them, to give them the land of 
Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, 
wherein they were strangers. 

5 And I have also heard the groan 
ing of the children of Israel, whom 
the Egyptians keep in bondage ; and 
I have remembered my covenant. 

6 Wherefore say unto the children 
of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will 
bring you out from under the bur 
dens of the Egyptians, and I will 
rid you out of their bondage, and I 
will redeem you with a stretched out 
arm, and with great judgments; 

7 And I will take you to me for a 
people, and I will be to you a God ; 
and ye shall know that I am the Lord 
your God, which bringeth you out from 
under the burdens of the Egyptians. 

8 And I will bring you in unto the 
land, concerning the which I did 
swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, 
and to Jacob ; and I will give it you 
for a heritage ; I the Lord will do it. 

9 And Moses spake so unto the 
children of Israel ; but they heark 
ened not unto Moses for anguish of 
spirit, and for cruel bondage. 

10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king 
of Egypt, that he let the children of 
Israel go out of his land. 

12 And Moses spake before the 
Lord, saying, Behold, the children 
of Israel have not hearkened unto 
me; how then shall Pharaoh hear 
me, who is of uncircumcised Hps ? 

13 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
and unto Aaron, and gave them a 
charge unto the children of Israel, 
and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to 
bring the children of Israel out of 
the land of Egypt. 

14 These are the heads of their fa 
thers' houses ; The sons of Reuben 



the first-born of Israel ; Hanoch, anr? 
Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi ; these are 
the families of Reuben. 

15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, 
and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, 
and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a 
Canaanitish woman; these are the 
families of Simeon. 

16 And these are the names of the 
sons of Levi according to their gene 
rations ; Gershon, and Kohath, and 
Merari ; and the years of the life of 
Levi were a hundred thirty and seven 
years. 

17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and 
Shimi, according to their families. 

18 And the sons of Kohath ; Am- 
ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and 
Uzziel ; and the years of the life of 
Kohath were a hundred thirty and 
three years. 

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali 
and Mushi ; these are the families of 
Levi according to their generations. 

20 And Amram took him Jochebed 
his father's sister to wife; and she 
bare him Aaron and Moses ; and the 
years of the life of Amram were a 
hundred and thirty and seven years. 

21 And the sons of Izhar ; Korah, 
and Nepheg, and Zichri. 

22 And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, 
and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 

23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, 
daughter of Amininadab, sister of 
Naashon, to wife ; and she bare him 
Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Itha- 
rnar. 

24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, 
and Elkanah, and Abiasaph ; these 
are families of the Korhites. 

25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took 
him one of the daughters of Putiel to 
wife; and she bare him Phinehas: 
these are the heads of the fathers of 
the Levites according to their fami 
lies. 

26 These are the sons of Aaron, ac 
cording to their families. And all 
these are the names of the children 
of Israel according to the heads oi 
their families, that the Lord said unto 
Aaron and Moses, they should bring 
up out of the land of Egypt, accord 
ing to their armies. 

27 These are they concerning whom 
the Lord spake to Pharaca, king of 
Egypt, that he should let them go. 
And he sent Moses and Aaron to 



CHAPTER VII. 



bring out the children of Israel from 
Egypt. 

28 And it came to pass, on the day 
the Lord spake unto Moses, ir the 
land of Egypt, that the Lord ;om- 
manded Moses that he should speak 
unto Pharaoh, king of Egypt, saying, 
I, the Lord, will do unto Pharaoh, 
king of Egjpt, all that I say unto 
thee. 

29 And Moses said, before the Lord, 
Behold, I am of stammering lips, and 
slow of speech ; how shall Pharaoh 
hearken unto me ? 

CHAPTER VII. 

Moses is encouraged His age ffis rod is 
turned into a serpent The river turned to 
blood. 

AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
See, I have made thee a prophet 
to Pharaoh ; and Aaron thy brother 
shall be thy spokesman. 

2 Thou shalt speak unto thy bro 
ther all that I command thee ; and 
Aaron thy brother shall speak unto 
Pharaoh, that he send the children 
of Israel out of his land. 

3 And Pharaoh will harden his 
heart, as I said unto thee ; and thou 
shalt multiply my signs, and my 
wonders, in the land of Egypt. 

4 But Pharaoh will not hearken 
unto you, therefore I will lay my 
hand upon Egypt, and bring forth 
mine armies, my people, the children 
of Israel, out of the land of Egypt 
by great judgments. 

5 And the Egyptians shall know 
that I am the Lord, when I stretch 
forth mine hand upon Egypt, and 
bring out the children of Israel from 
among them. 

6 And Moses and Aaron did as the 
Lord commanded them, so did they. 

7 And Moses was four-score years 
old, and Aaron four-score and three 
years old, when they spake unto Pha 
raoh. 

8 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto 
you, saying, Show a miracle that I 
may know you ; then thou shalt say 
unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast 
it before Pharaoh, and it shall become 
a serpent. 

10 And Moses and Aaron went in 
unto Pharaoh, and they did so as 
the Lord had commanded : and Aaron 



cast down his rod before Pharaoh, 
and before his servants, and it be 
came a serpent. 

11 Then Pharaoh also called the 
wise men and the sorcerers j now 
the magicians of Egypt, they also 
did in like manner with their en 
chantments. 

12 For they cast down every man 
his rod, and they became serpents ; 
but Aaron's rod swallowed up their 
rods. 

13 And Pharaoh hardened his heart, 
that he hearkened not unto them ; as 
the Lord had said. 

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he re- 
fuseth to let the people go. 

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the 
morning; lo, he goeth out unto the 
water ; and thou shalt stand by the 
river's brink against he come ; and 
the rod which was turned to a ser 
pent shalt thou take in thine hand. 

16 And thou shalt say unto him, 
The Lord God of the Hebrews hath 
sent me unto thee, saying, Let my 
people go, that they may serve me 
in the wilderness ; and, behold, hi 
therto thou wouldest not hear. 

17 Thus saith the Lord, In this 
thou shalt know that I am the Lord ; 
behold, I will smite with the rod that 
is in mine hand upon the waters 
which are in the river, and they shall 
be turned to blood. 

18 And the fish that is in the river 
shall die, and the river shall stink ; 
and the Egyptians shall loathe to 
drink of the water of the river. 

19 And the Lord spake unto Mo 
ses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, 
and stretch out thine hand upon 
the waters of Egypt, upon their 
streams, upon their rivers, and upon 
their ponds, and upon all their pools 
of water, that they may become 
blood; and that there may be blood 
throughout all the land of Egypt, 
both in vessels of wood, and in ves 
sels of stone. 

20 And Moses and Aaron did so, 
as the Lord commanded ; and he 
lifted up the rod, and smote the wa 
ters that were in the river, in the 
sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight 
of his servants ; and all the waters 
that were in the river were turned to 
blood. 



EXODUS. 



21 And the fish that was in the 
river died ; and the river stank, and 
the Egyptians could not drink of the 
water of the river; and there was 
blood throughout all the land of 
Egypt. 

22 And the magicians of Egypt 
did so with their enchantments ; and 
Pharaoh's heart was hardened, nei 
ther did he hearken unto them ; as 
the Lord had said. 

23 And Pharaoh turned and went 
into his house, neither did he set his 
heart to this also. 

24 And all the Egyptians digged 
round about the river for water to 
drink ; for they could not drink of 
the water of the river. 

25 And seven days were fulfilled, 
after that the Lord had smitten the 
river. 

CHAPTER VIII. 

Frogs sent, and Moses by prayer removeth 
them Tlie dust turned to lice The swarms 
of flies. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto 
him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my 
people go, that they may serve me. 

2 And if thou refuse to let them 
go, behold, I will smite all thy bor 
ders with frogs ; 

3 And the river shall bring forth 
frogs abundantly, which shall go up 
and come into thine house, and into 
thy bed-chamber, and upon thy bed, 
and into the house of thy servants, 
and upon thy people, and into thine 
ovens, and into thy kneading-troughs ; 

4 And the frogs shall come up both 
on thee, and upon thy people, and 
upon all thy servants. 

5 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine 
hand with thy rod over the streams, 
over the rivers, and over the ponds, 
and cause frogs to come up upon the 
land of Egypt. 

6 And Aaron stretched out his hand 
over the waters of Egypt; and the 
frogs came up, and covered the land 
of Egypt. 

7 And the magicians did so with 
their enchantments, and brought up 
frogs upon the land of Egypt. 

8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses 
and Aaron, and said, Entreat the 
Lord, that he may take away the 
frogs from me, and from my people ; 



and I will let the people go, that 
they may do sacrifice unto the Lord. 

9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, 
Glory over me ; when shall I entreat 
for thee, and for thy servants, and 
for thy people, to destroy the frogs 
from thee and thy houses, that they 
may remain in the river only ? 

10 And lie said, To-morrow. And 
he said, Be it according to thy word; 
that thou mayest know that there is 
none like unto the Lord our God. 

11 And the frogs shall depart from 
thee, and from thy houses, and from 
thy servants, and from thy people ; 
they shall remain in the river only. 

12 And Moses and Aaron went out 
from Pharaoh ; and Moses cried unto 
the Lord because of the frogs which 
he had brought against Pharaoh. 

13 And the Lord did according to 
the word of Moses ; and the frogs 
died out of the houses, out of the 
villages, and out of the fields. 

14 And they gathered them toge 
ther upon heaps; and the land 
stank. 

15 But when Pharaoh saw that 
there was respite, he hardened his 
heart, and hearkened not unto them ; 
as the Lord had said. 

16 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, 
and smite the dust of the land, that 
it may become lice throughout all the 
land of Egypt. 

17 And they did so ; for Aaron 
stretched out his hand with his rod, 
and smote the dust of the earth, and 
it became lice in man, and in beast ; 
all the dust of the land became lice 
throughout all the land of Egypt. 

18 And the magicians did so with 
their enchantments to bring forth 
lice, but they could not; so there 
were lice upon man, and upon 
beast. 

19 Then the magicians said unto 
Pharaoh, This is the finger of God ; 
and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, 
and he hearkened not unto them ; 
as the Lord had said. 

20 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Rise up early in the morning, and 
stand before Pharaoh ; lo, he cometh 
forth to the water; and say unto 
him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my 
people go, that they may serve me. 

21 Else, if thou wilt n + 1-* v 



CHAPTER IX. 



S9 



people go, behold, I will send swarms 
of flies upon thee, and upon thy ser 
vants, and upon thy people, and into 
thy houses ; and the houses of the 
Egyptians shall be full of swarms of 
flies, and also the ground whereon 
they are. 

22 And I will sever in that day the 
land of Goshen, in which my people 
dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be 
there ; to the end thou mayest know 
that I am the Lord in the midst of 
the earth. 

23 And I will put a division between 
my people and thy people ; to-mor 
row shall this sign be. 

24 And the Lord did so ; and there 
came a grievous swarm of flies into 
the house of Pharaoh, and into his 
servants' houses, and into all the land 
of Egypt ; the land was corrupted by 
reason of the swarm of flies. 

25 And Pharaoh called for Moses 
and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacri 
fice to your God in the land. 

26 And Moses said, It is not meet 
so to do; for we shall sacrifice the 
abomination of the Egyptians to the 
Lord our God ; lo, shall we sacrifice 
the abomination of the Egyptians 
before their eyes, and will they not 
stone us ? 

27 We will go three days' journey 
into the wilderness, and sacrifice to 
the Lord our God, as he shall com 
mand us. 

28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you 
go, that ye may sacrifice to the Lord 
your God in the wilderness ; only ye 
shall not go very far away ; entreat 
for me. 

29 And Moses said, Behold, I go 
out from thee, and I will entreat the 
Lord that the swarms of flies may de 
part from Pharaoh, from his ser 
vants, and from his people, to-mor 
row ; but let not Pharaoh deal deceit 
fully any more in not letting the 
people go to sacrifice to the Lord. 

30 And Moses went out from Pha 
raoh, and entreated the Lord. 

31 And the Lord did according to 
the wcrd of Moses; and he removed 
the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, 
from his servants, and from his peo 
ple ; there remained not one. 

32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart 
at this time also, neither would he let 
the people go. 

8* 



CHAPTER IX. 



The plagues of boils, of murrain, and hail. 

THEN the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell 
him, Thus saith the Lord God of the 
Hebrews, Let my people go, that they 
may serve me. 

2 For if thou refuse to let them go, 
and wilt hold them still, 

3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is 
upon thy cattle which is in the field, 
upon the horses, upon the asses, upon 
the camels, upon the oxen, and upon 
the sheep ; there shall be a very griev 
ous murrain. 

4 And the Lord shall sever between 
the cattle of Israel and the cattle of 
Egypt; and there shall nothing die 
of all that is the children's of Israel. 

5 And the Lord appointed a set 
time, saying, To-morrow the Lord 
shall do this thing in the land. 

6 And the Lord did that thing on 
the morrow, and all the cattle of 
Egypt died ; but of the cattle of the 
children of Israel died not one. 

7 And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, 
there was not one of the cattle of the 
Israelites dead. And the heart of 
Pharaoh was hardened, and he did 
not let the people go. 

8 And the Lord said unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, Take to you hand- 
fuls of ashes of the furnace, and let 
Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven 
in the sight of Pharaoh. 

9 And it shall become small dust in 
all the land of Egypt, and shall be a 
boil breaking forth with blains upon 
man, and upon beast, throughout all 
the land of Egypt. 

10 And they took ashes of the fur 
nace, and stood before Pharaoh ; and 
Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven ; 
and it became a boil breaking forth 
with blains upon man, and upon beast. 

11 And the magicians could not 
stand before Moses, because of the 
boils ; for the boil was upon the ma 
gicians, and upon all the Egyptians. 

12 And Pharaoh hardened his heart, 
and he hearkened not unto them ; as 
the Lord had spoken unto Moses. 

13 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Rise up early in the morning, and 
stand before Pharaoh, and say unto 
him, Thus saith the Lord God of the 
Hebrews, Let my people go, that they 
may serve me. 



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EXODUS. 



14 For I will at this time send all 
my plagues upon thine heart, and 
upon thy servants, and upon thy 
people ; that thou mayest know that 
there is none like me in all the 
earth. 

15 For now I will stretch out my 
hand, that I may smite thee and thy 
people with pestilence ; and thou shalt 
be cut off from the earth. 

16 And in very deed for this cause 
have I raised thee up, for to show in 
thee my power ; and that my name 
may be declared throughout all the 
earth. 

17 Therefore speak unto Pharaoh 
the thing which I command thee, who 
as yet exalteth himself that he will 
not let them go. 

18 Behold, to-morrow about this 
time, I will cause it to rain a very 
grievous hail, such as hath not been 
in Egypt since the foundation there 
of even until now. 

19 Send therefore now, and gather 
thy cattle, and all that thou hast in 
the field ; for upon every man and 
beast which shall be found in the 
field, and shall not be brought home, 
the hail shall come down upon them, 
and they shall die. 

20 He that feared the word of the 
Lord among the servants of Pharaoh 
made his servants and his cattle flee 
into the houses; 

21 And he that regarded not the 
word of the Lord left his servants 
and his cattle in the field. 

22 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Stretch forth thine hand toward hea 
ven, that there may be hail in all the 
land of Egypt, upon man, and upon 
beast, and upon every herb of the 
field, throughout the land of Egypt. 

2H And Moses stretched forth his 
rod toward heaven ; and the Lord 
sent thunder and hail, and the fire 
ran along upon the ground ; and the 
Lord rained hail upon the land of 
Egypt. 

24 So there was hail, and fire min 
gled with the hail, very grievous, 
such as there was none like it in all 
the land of Egypt since it became a 
nation. 

25 And the hail smote throughout 
all the land of Egypt all that was in 
the field, both man and beast; and 
the hail smote every herb of the field, 



and brake every tree of the field. 

26 Only in the land of Goshen, 
where the children of Israel were, 
was there no hail. 

27 And Pharaoh sent and called for 
Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, 
I have sinned this time ; the Lord is 
righteous, and I and my people are 
wicked. 

28 Entreat the Lord (for it is enough) 
that there be no more mighty thun- 
derings and hail ; and I will let you 
go, and ye shall stay no longer. 

29 And Moses said unto him, As 
soon as I am gone out of the city, I 
will spread abroad my hands unto 
the Lord; and the thunder shall 
cease, neither shall there be any 
more hail ; that thou mayest know 
how that the earth is the Lord's. 

30 But as for thee and thy servants, 
I know that ye will not yet fear the 
Lord God. 

31 And the flax and the barley was 
smitten ; for the barley was in the 
ear, and the flax was boiled. 

32 But the wheat and the rye were 
not smitten ; for they were not grown 
up. 

33 And Moses went out of the city 
from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his 
hands unto the Lord ; and the thun 
ders and hail ceased, and the rain 
was not poured upon the earth. 

34 And when Pharaoh saw that 
the rain and the hail and the thun 
ders were ceased, he sinned yet more, 
and hardened his heart, he and his 
servants. 

35 And the heart of Pharaoh was 
hardened, neither would he let the 
children of Israel go; as the Lord 
had spoken by Moses. 

CHAPTER X. 
Tlie, plagues of the. locusts, and of darkness. 

AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go in unto Pharaoh; for he hath 
hardened his heart, and the hearts 
of his servants, therefore I will show 
these my signs before him ; 

2 And that thou mayest tell in the 
ears of thy son, and of thy son's 
son, what things I have wrought in 
Egypt, and my signs which I have 
done among them ; that ye may know 
how that I am the Lord. 

3 And Moses and Aaron came in 
unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, 
Thus saith the Lord God of the 



CHAPTER X. 



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Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse 
to humble thyself before me? let 
my people go, that they may serve 
me. 

4 Else, if thou refuse to let my 
people go, behold, to-morrow will I 
bring the locusts into thy coast ; 

5 And they shall cover the face of 
the earth, that one cannot be able 
to see the earth ; and they shall eat 
the residue of that which is escaped, 
which remaineth unto you from the 
hail, and shall eat every tree which 
groweth for you out of the field ; 

6 And they shall fill thy houses, 
and the houses of all thy servants, 
and the houses of all the Egyptians; 
which neither thy fathers, nor thy 
fathers' fathers have seen, since the 
day that they were upon the earth 
unto this day. And he turned him 
self and went out from Pharaoh. 

7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto 
him, How long shall this man be a 
snare unto us ? let the men go, that 
they may serve the Lord their God; 
knowest thou not yet that Egypt is 
destroyed ? 

8 And Moses and Aaron were 
brought again unto Pharaoh; and 
he said unto them, Go, serve the 
Lord your God; but who are they 
that shall go ? 

9 And Moses said, We will go with 
our young and with our old, with 
our sons and with our daughters, 
with our flocks and with our herds 
will we go ; for we must hold a feast 
unto the Lord. 

10 And he said unto them, Let the 
Lord be so with you, as I will let you 
go, and your little ones; look to it; 
for evil is before you. 

11 Not so ; go now ye that are men, 
and serve the Lord ; for that ye did 
desire. And they were driven out 
from Pharaoh's presence. 

12 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Stretch out thine hand over the land 
of Egypt for the locusts, that they 
may come up upon the land of Egypt, 
and eat every herb of the land, even 
all that the hail hath left. 

13 And Moses stretched forth his 
rod over the land of Egypt, and the 
Lord brought an east wind upon the 
land all that day, and all that night; 
and when it was morning, the east 
wind brought the locusts. 



14 And the locusts went up over all 
the land of Egypt, and rested in all 
the coasts of Egypt; very grievous 
were they; before them there were 
no such locusts as they, neither after 
them shall be such. 

15 For they covered the face of the 
whole earth, so that the land was 
darkened ; and they did eat every 
herb of the land, and all the fruit of 
the trees which the hail had left; 
and there remained not any green 
thing in the trees, or in the herbs of 
the field, through all the land of 
Egypt. 

16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses 
and Aaron in haste; and he said, 
I have sinned against the Lord your 
God, and against you. 

17 Now therefore forgive, I pray 
thee, my sin only this once, and en 
treat the Lord your God, that he may 
take away from me this death only. 

18 And he went out from Pharaoh, 
and entreated the Lord. 

19 And the Lord turned a mighty 
strong west wind, which took away 
the locusts, and cast them into the 
Red sea; there remained not one 
locust in all the coasts of Egypt. 

20 But Pharaoh hardened his heart, 
so that he would not let the children 
of Israel go. 

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Stretch out thine hand toward hea 
ven, that there may be darkness over 
the land of Egypt, even darkness 
which may be felt. 

22 And Moses stretched forth his 
hand toward heaven ; and there was 
a thick darkness in all the land of 
Egypt three days ; 

23 They saw not one another, nei 
ther rose any from his place for three 
days ; but all the children of Israel 
had light in their dwellings. 

24 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, 
and said, Go ye, serve the Lord; 
only let your flocks and your herds 
be stayed; let your little ones also go 
with you. 

25 And Moses said, Thou must give 
us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, 
that we may sacrifice unto the Lord 
our God. 

26 Our cattle also shall go with us ; 
there shall not a hoof be left behind; 
for thereof must we take to serve the 
Lord our God ; and we know not 



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EXODUS. 



with what we must serve the Lord, 
until we come thither. 

27 But Pharaoh hardened his heart, 
and he would not let them go. 

28 And Pharaoh said unto him, 
Get thee from me, take heed to thy 
self, see my face no more ; for in that 
day thou seest my face thou shalt die. 

29 And Moses said, Thou hast 
spoken well, I will see thy face again 
no more. 

CHAPTER XI. 

The Israelites borrow jewels Moses threaten- 
eth Pharaoh with the death of the first 
born. 

AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
Yet will I bring one plague more 
upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; af 
terwards he will let you go hence ; 
when he shall let you go, he shall 
surely thrust you out hence alto 
gether. 

2 Speak now in the ears of the 
people, and let every man borrow of 
his neighbour, and every woman of 
her neighbour, jewels of silver, and 
jewels of gold. 

3 And the Lord gave the people 
favour in the sight of the Egyptians. 
Moreover, the man Moses was -very 
great in the land of Egypt, in the 
sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in 
the sight of the people. 

4 And Moses said, Thus saith the 
Lord, About midnight will I go out 
into the midst of Egypt: 

5 And all the first-born in the land 
of Egypt shall die, from the first 
born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon 
his throne, even unto the first-born 
of the maid-servant that is behind 
the mill; and all the first-born of 
beasts. 

6 And there shall be a great cry 
throughout all the land of Egypt, 
such as there was none like it, nor 
shall be like it any more. 

7 But against any of the children 
of Israel shall not a dog move his 
tongue, against man or beast; that 
ye may know how that the Lord doth 
put a difference between the Egyp 
tians and Israel. 

8 And all these the servants of Pha 
raoh shall come down unto me, and 
bow themselves down unto me, say 
ing, Get thee out, and all the people 
that follow thee; and after that I 
will go out. 



9 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Pharaoh will not hearken unto you; 
therefore my wonders shall be mul 
tiplied in the land of Egypt. 

10 And Moses and Aaron did all 
these wonders before Pharaoh, and 
they went out from Pharaoh, and he 
was in great anger. And Pharaoh 
hardened his heart, so that he would 
not let the children of Israel go out 
of his land. 

CHAPTER XII. 

The beginning of the year changed The 
passover instituted The first-born slain 
The Israelites driven out. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 
saying, 

2 This month shall be unto you the 
beginning of months ; it shall be the 
first month of the year to you. 

3 Speak ye unto all the congregation 
of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of 
this month they shall take to them 
every man a lamb, according to the 
house of their fathers, a lamb for a 
house ; 

4 And if the household be too little 
for the lamb, let him and his neigh 
bour next unto his house take it 
according to the number of the souls; 
every man according to his eating 
shall make your count for the lamb. 

5 Your lamb shall be without ble 
mish, a male of the first year; ye 
shall take it out from the sheep, or 
from the goats ; 

6 And ye shall keep it up until the 
fourteenth day of the same month; 
and the whole assembly of the con 
gregation of Israel shall kill it in the 
evening. 

7 And they shall take of the blood, 
and strike it on the two side posts and 
on the upper door post of the houses, 
wherein they shall eat it. 

8 And they shall eat the flesh in 
that night, roast with fire, and un 
leavened bread ; and with bitter herbs 
they shall eat it. 

9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at 
all with water, but roast with fire; 
his head with his legs, and with the 
purtenance thereof. 

10 And ye shall let nothing of it 
remain until the morning ; and that 
which remaineth of it until the morn 
ing ye shall burn with fire. 

11 And thus shall ye eat it; with 



CHAPTER XII. 



your loins girded, your shoes on your 
feet, and your staff in your hand; 
and ye shall eat it in haste ; it is the 
Lord's passover. 

12 For I will pass through the land 
of Egypt this night, and will smite 
all the first-born in the land of Egypt, 
both man and beast ; and against all 
the gods of Egypt I will execute 
judgment; I am the Lord. 

13 And the blood shall be to you for 
a token upon the houses where ye 
are ; and when I see the blood, I will 
pass over you, and the plague shall 
not be upon you to destroy you, when 
I smite the land of Egypt. 

14 And this day shall be unto you 
for a memorial ; and ye shall keep it 
a feast to the Lord throughout your 
generations ; ye shall keep it a feast 
by an ordinance for ever. 

15 Seven days shall ye eat unlea 
vened bread ; even the first day ye 
shall put away leaven out of your 
houses ; for whosoever eateth leavened 
bread from the first day until the 
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off 
from Israel. 

16 And in the first day there shall 
be a holy convocation, and in the 
seventh day there shall be a holy 
convocation to you; no manner of 
work shall be done in them, save that 
which every man must eat, that only 
may be done of you. 

17 And ye shall observe the feast of 
unleavened bread ; for in this self 
same day have I brought your armies 
out of the land of Egypt : therefore 
shall ye observe this day in your 
generations bj r an ordinance for ever. 

18 In the first month, on the four 
teenth day of the month at even, ye 
shall eat unleavened bread, until the 
one and twentieth day of the month 
at even. 

19 Seven days shall there be no 
leaven found in your houses ; for 
whosoever eateth that which is lea- 
Tened, even that soul shall be cut off 
from the congregation of Israel, 
whether he be a stranger, or born in 
the land. 

20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; 
in all your habitations shall ye eat 
unleavened bread. 

21 Then Moses called for all the 
elders of Israel, and said unto them, 
Draw out and take you a lamb 



according to your families, and kill 
the passover. 

22 And ye shall take a bunch of 
hyssop, and dip it in the blood that 
is in the basin, and strike the lintel 
and the two side posts with the blood 
that is in the basin ; and none of you 
shall go out at the door of his house 
until the morning. 

23 For the Lord will pass through 
to smite the Egyptians; and when 
he seeth the blood upon the lintel, 
and on the two side posts, the Lord 
will pass over the door, and will not 
suffer the destroyer to come in unto 
your houses to smite you. 

24 And ye shall observe this thing 
for an ordinance to thee and to thy 
sons for ever. 

25 And it shall come to pass, when 
ye be come to the land which the 
Lord will give you, according as t 
hath promised, that ye shall kee 
this service. 

26 And it shall come to pass, when 
your children shall say unto you, 
What mean ye by this service ? 

27 That ye shall say, It is the 
sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who 
passed over the houses of the children 
of Israel in Egypt, when he smote 
the Egyptians, and delivered our 
houses. And the people bowed the 
head and worshipped. 

28 And the children of Israel wer 
away, and did as the Lord had com 
manded Moses and Aaron, so did 
they. 

29 And it came to pass, that a* 
midnight the Lord smote all the firs, 
born in the land of Egypt, from the 
first-born of Pharaoh that sat on his 
throne unto the first-born of the 
captive that was in the dungeon ; and 
all the first-born of cattle. 

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the 
night, he, and all his servants, and 
all the Egyptians ; and there was a 
great cry in Egypt ; for there was not 
a house where there was not one dead. 

31 And he called for Moses and 
Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, 
and get you forth from among my 
people, both ye and the children of 
Israel ; and go, serve the Lord, as ye 
have said. 

32 Also take your flocks and your 
herds, as ye have said, and be gone; 
and bless me also. 



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EXODUS. 



33 And the Egyptians were urgent 
upon the people, that they might send 
them out of the land in haste ; for 
they said, We have found our first 
born all dead ; therefore get ye out 
of the land lest we die also. 

34 And the people took their dough 
before it was leavened, their knead- 
ing-troughs being bound up in their 
clothes upon their shoulders. 

35 And the children of Israel did 
according to the word of Moses ; and 
they borrowed of the Egyptians 
jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, 
and raiment; 

36 And the Lord gave the people 
favour in the sight of the Egyptians, 
so that they lent unto them such 
things as they required ; and they 
spoiled the Egyptians. 

37 And the children of Israel 
journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, 
about six hundred thousand men on 
foot, beside women and children. 

38 And a mixed multitude went up 
also with them ; and flocks, and 
herds, even very much cattle. 

39 And they baked unleavened 
cakes of the dough which they 
brought forth out of Egypt, for it was 
not leavened ; because they were 
thrust out of Egypt, and could not 
tarry, neither had they prepared for 
themselves any victuals. 

40 Now the sojourning of the 
children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, 
was four hundred and thirty years. 

41 And it came to pass at the end 
of the four hundred and thirty years, 
even the self-same day it came to pass, 
that all the hosts of the Lord went 
out from the land of Egypt. 

42 It is a night to be much observed 
unto the Lord for bringing them out 
from the land of Egypt,- this is that 
night of the Lord to be observed of 
all the children of Israel in their 
generations. 

43 And the Lord said unto Moses 
and Aaron, This is the ordinance of 
the passover ; There shall no stranger 
eat thereof; 

44 But every man's servant that is 
bought for money, when thou hast 
circumcised him, then shall he eat 
thereof. 

45 A foreigner and a hired servant 
shall not eat thereof. 

46 In one house shall it be eaten ; 



thou shalt not carry forth aught of 
thc x flesh abroad out of the house ; 
neither shall ye break a bone thereof. 

47 All the congregation of Israel 
shall keep it. 

48 And when a stranger shall so 
journ with thee, and will keep the 
passover to the Lord, let all his 
males be circumcised, and then let 
him come near and keep it; and he 
shall be as one that is born in the 
land ; for no uncircumcised person 
shall eat thereof. 

49 One law shall be to him that is 
homeborn, and unto the stranger that 
sojourneth among you. 

50 Thus did all the children of Is 
rael ; as the Lord commanded Moses 
and Aaron, so did they. 

51 And it came to pass the self-same 
day, that the Lord did bring the chil 
dren of Israel out of the land of 
Egypt by their armies. 

CHAPTER XIII. 

The. first-born sanctified Passover com 
mandedThe flight nut of Egypt Tlie 
cloud,, and a pillar of fire. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Sanctify unto me all the first-born, 
whatsoever openeth the womb among 
the children of Israel, both of man 
and of beast; it is mine. 

3 And Moses said unto the people, 
Remember this day. in which ye 
came out from Egypt, out of the 
house of bondage ; for by strength 
of hand the Lord brought you out 
from this place ; there shall no lea 
vened bread be eaten. 

4 This day came ye out in the month 
Abib. 

5 And it shall be when the Lord 
shall bring thee into the land of the 
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and th 
Amorites, and the Hivites, and the 
Jebusites, which he sware unto thy 
fathers to give thee, a land flowing 
with milk and honey, that thou shalt 
keep this service in this month. 

6 Seven days thou shalt eat unlea 
vened bread, and in the seventh day 
shall be a feast to the Lord. 

7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten 
seven days ; and there shall no lea 
vened bread be seen with thee, neither 
shall there be leaven seen with thee 
in all thy quarters. 

8 And thou shalt show thy son in 



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that day, saying, This is done because 
of that 'which the Lord did unto me 
when I came forth out of Egypt. 

9 And it shall be for a sign unto 
thee upon thine hand, and for a me 
morial between thine eyes, that the 
Lord's law may be in thy mouth; 
for with a strong hand hath the Lord 
brought thee out of Egypt. 

10 Thou shalt therefore keep this 
ordinance in his season from year 
to year. 

11 And it shall be when the Lord 
shall bring thee into the land of the 
Canaanites, as he sware unto thee 
and thy fathers, and shall give it 
thee, 

12 That thou shalt set apart unto 
the Lord all that openeth the matrix, 
nnd every firstling that cometh of a 
beast which thou hast ; the male shall 
be the Lord's. 

13 And every firstling of an ass 
thou shalt redeem with a lamb ; and 
if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou 
shalt break his neck; and all the 
first-born of man among thy children 
shalt thou redeem. 

14 And it shall be when thy son 
asketh thee in time to come, saying, 
What is this? that thou shalt say 
into him, By strength of hand the 
Lord brought us out from Egypt, 
from the house of bondage ; 

15 And it came to pass, when Pha- 
r.voh would hardly let us go, that the 
Lord slew all the first-born in the 
laud of Egypt, both the first-born of 
uian, and the first-born of beast; 
therefore I sacrifice to the Lord all 
that openeth the matrix, being males; 
but all the first-born of my children 
I redeem. 

16 And it shall be for a token upon 
thine hand, and for frontlets between 
thine eyes; for by strength of hand 
the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt. 

17 And it came to pass, when Pha 
raoh had let the people go, that God 
led them not through the way of the 
land of the Philistines, although that 
was near ; for God said, Lest perad- 
venture the people repent when they 
see war, and they return to Egypt; 

18 But God led the people about, 
through the way of the wilderness of 
the Red sea ; and the children of Is 
rael went up harnessed out of the 
land of Egypt. 



19 And Moses took the bones of 
Joseph with him ; for he had straitly 
sworn the children of Israel, saying, 
God "vill surely visit you ; and ye 
:hall carry up my bones away hence 
with you. 

20 And they took their journey from 
Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in 
the edge of the wilderness. 

21 And the Lord went before them 
by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead 
them the way ; and by night in a 
pillar of fire, to give them light ; to 
go by day and night. 

22 He took not away the pillar of 
the cloud by day, nor the pillar of 
fire by night, from before the people. 

CHAPTER XIV. 

God instructeth the Israelites Pharaoh pur- 
sueth them The. Israelites pass through the 
Red sea. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
that they turn and encamp before Pi- 
hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, 
over against Baal-zephon ; before it 
shall ye encamp by the sea. 

3 For Pharaoh will say of the chil 
dren of Israel, They are entangled 
in the land, the wilderness hath shut 
them in. 

4 And Pharaoh will harden his 
heart, that he shall follow after them ; 
and I will be honoured upon Pha 
raoh, and upon all his host ; that the 
Egyptians may know that I am the 
Lord. And they did so. 

5 And it was told the king of Egypt 
that the people fled ; and the heart 
of Pharaoh and of his servants was 
turned against the people, and they 
said, Why have we done this, that we 
have let Israel go from serving us ? 

6 And he made ready his chariot 
and took his people with him ; 

7 And he took six hundred choser. 
chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt 
and captains over every one of them 

8 And Pharaoh hardened his heart 
and he pursued after the children of 
Israel : and the children of Israel 
went out with a high hand. 

9 But the Egyptians pursued after 
them, all the horses and chariots of 
Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and hi? 
army, and overtook them encamping 
by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before 
Baal-zephon. 



EXODUS. 



10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, 
the children of Israel lifted up their 
eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians 
marched after them ; and they were 
sore afraid ; and the children of Israel 
cried out unto the Lord. 

11 And they said unto Moses, Be 
cause there were no graves in Egypt, 
hast thou taken us away to die in the 
wilderness ? wherefore hast thou dealt 
thus with us, to carry us forth out of 
Egypt ? 

12 Is not this the word that we did 
tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us 
alone, that we may serve the Egyp 
tians ? For it had been better for us 
to serve the Egyptians, than that we 
should die in the wilderness. 

13 And Moses said unto the people, 
Fear ye not, stand still, and see the 
salvation of the Lord, which he will 
show to you to-day ; for the Egyp 
tians whom ye have seen to-day, ye 
shall see them again no more for ever. 

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and 
ye shall hold your peace. 

15 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Wherefore criest thou unto me ? speak 
unto the children of Israel, that they 
go forward ; 

16 But lift thou up thy rod, and 
stretch out thine hand over the sea, 
and divide it; and the children of 
Israel shall go on dry ground through 
the midst of the sea. 

17 And I say unto thee the hearts 
of the Egyptians shall be hardened, 
and they shall follow them ; and I 
will get me honour upon Pharaoh, 
and upon all his host, upon his cha 
riots, and upon his horsemen. 

18 And the Egyptians shall know 
that I am the Lord, when I have 
gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, 
upon his chariots, and upon his 
horsemen. 

19 And the Angel of God, which 
went before the camp of Israel, re 
moved and went behind them; and 
the pillar of the cloud went from be 
fore their face, and stood behind them : 

20 And it came between the camp 
of the Egyptians and the camp of 
Israel; and it was a cloud and dark 
ness to the Egyptians, but it gave 
light by night to the Israelites, so 
that the one came not near the other 
all the night. 

21 And Moses stretched out his 



hand over the sea: and the Lord 
caused the sea to go back by a strong 
east wind all that night, and made 
the sea dry land, and the waters were 
divided. 

22 And the children of Israel went 
into the midst of the sea upon the 
dry ground ; and the waters were a 
wall unto them on their right hand, 
and on their left. 

23 And the Egyptians pursued, and 
went in after them to the midst of 
the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, 
his chariots, and his horsemen. 

24 And it came to pass, that in the 
morning watch the Lord looked unto 
the host of the Egyptians through 
the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and 
troubled the host of the Egyptians, 

25 And took off their chariot wheels, 
that they drave them heavily; so that 
the Egyptians said, Let us flee from 
the face of Israel ; for the Lord fight- 
eth for them against the Egyptians. 

26 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Stretch out thine hand over the sea, 
that the waters may come again upon 
the Egyptians, upon their chariots, 
and upon their horsemen. 

27 And Moses stretched forth his 
hand over the sea, and the sea re 
turned to his strength when the 
morning appeared; and the Egyp 
tians fled against it; and the Lord 
overthrew the'Egyptians in the midst 
of the sea. 

28 And the waters returned, and 
covered the chariots, and the horse 
men, and all the host of Pharaoh that 
came into the sea after them ; there 
remained not so much as one of them. 

29 But the children of Israel walked 
upon dry land in the midst of the 
sea ; and the waters were a wall unto 
them on their right hand, and on 
their left. 

30 Thus the Lord saved Israel that 
day out of the hand of the Egyp 
tians ; and Israel saw the Egyptians 
dead upon the sea shore. 

31 And Israel saw that great work 
which the Lord did upon the Egyp 
tians; and the people feared the 
Lord, and believed the Lord, and his 
servant Moses. 

CHAPTER XV. 

Moses' song Tfie waters at JUarah. 
nHHEN sang Moses and the children 
JL of Israel this song unto the Lord, 



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and spake, saying, I will sing unto 
the Lord, for he hath triumphed 
gloriously ; the horse and his rider 
hath he thrown into the sea. 

2 The Lord is my strength and song, 
and he is become my salvation; he 
is my God, and I will prepare him a 
habitation; my father's God, and I 
will exalt him. 

3 The Lord is a man of war; the 
Lord is his name. 

4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host 
hath he cast into the sea ; his chosen 
captains also are drowned in the Red 
sea. 

5 The depths have covered them ; 
they sank into the bottom as a stone. 

6 Thy right hand, Lord, is be 
come glorious in power; thy right 
hand, Lord, hath dashed in pieces 
the enemy. 

7 And in the greatness of thine ex 
cellency thou hast overthrown them 
that rose up against tbee; thou sent- 
est forth thy wrath, which consumed 
them as stubble. 

8 And with the blast of thy nostrils 
the waters were gathered together, 
the floods stood upright as a heap, 
and the depths were congealed in the 
heart of the sea. 

9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I 
will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; 
my lust shall be satisfied upon them ; 
I will draw my sword, my hand shall 
destroy them. 

10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, 
the sea covered them ; they sank as 
lead in the mighty waters. 

11 Who is like unto thee, Lord, 
among the gods? who is like thee, 
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, 
doing wonders? 

12 Thou stretchedst out thy right 
hand, the earth swallowed them. 

13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth 
the people which thou hast redeemed; 
thou hast guided them in thy strength 
unto thy holy habitation. 

14 The people shall hear, and be 
afraid ; sorrow shall take hold on the 
inhabitants of Palestina. 

15 Then the dukes of Edom shall 
be amazed ; the mighty men of Moab, 
trembling shall take hold upon them ; 
all the inhabitants of Canaan shall 
melt away. 

16 Fear and dread shall fall upon 
them ; by the greatness of thine arm 

9 G 



they shall be as still as a stone ; till 
the people pass over, Lord, till the 
people pass over, which thou hast 
purchased. 

17 Thou shalt bring them in, and 
plant them in the mountain of thine 
inheritance, in the place, Lord, 
which thou hast made for thee to 
dwell in ; in the sanctuary, Lord, 
which thy hands have established. 

18 The Lord shall reign for ever 
and ever. 

19 For the horse of Pharaoh went 
in with his chariots and with his 
horsemen into the sea, and the Lord 
brought again the waters of the sea 
upon them ; but the children of Israel 
went on dry land in the midst of the 
sea. 

20 And Miriam the prophetess, the 
sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her 
hand ; and all the women went out 
after her with timbrels and with 
dances. 

21 And Miriam answered them, 
Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath tri 
umphed gloriously ; the horse and 
his rider hath he thrown into the 
sea. 

22 So Moses brought Israel from 
the Red sea, and they went out into 
the wilderness of Shur ; and they 
went three days in the wilderness, 
and found no water. 

23 And when they came to Marah, 
they could not drink of the waters of 
Marah, for they were bitter ; therefore 
the name of it was called Marah. 

24 And the people murmured 
against Moses, saying, What shall 
we drink ? 

25 And he cried unto the Lord; 
and the Lord showed him a tree, 
which when he had cast into the wa 
ters, the waters were made sweet; 
there he made for them a statute 
and an ordinance, and there he prov 
ed them, 

26 And said, If thou wilt diligently 
hearken to the voice of the Lord thy 
God, and wilt do that which is right 
in his sight, and wilt give ear to his 
commandments, and keep all his 
statutes, I will put none of these dis 
eases upon thee, which I have brought 
upon the Egyptians ; for I am the 
Lord that healeth thee. 

27 And they came to Elirn, where 
were twelve wells of water, and three 



98 



EXODUS. 



score and ten palm trees ; and they 
encamped there by the waters. 

CHAPTKR XVI. 

Quails and manna sent. 

AND they took their journey from 
Elim, and all the congregation 
of the children of Israel came un 
to the wilderness of Sin, which is 
between EHm and Sinai, on the 
fifteenth day of the second month 
after their departing out of the land 
of Egypt. 

2 And the whole congregation of 
the children of Israel murmured 
against Moses and Aaron in the wil 
derness ; 

3 And the children of Israel said 
unto them, Would to God we had 
died by the hand of the Lord in the 
land of Egypt, when we sat by the 
flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread 
to the full ; for ye have brought us 
forth into this wilderness, to kill this 
whole assembly with hunger. 

4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, 
Behold, I will rain bread from hea 
ven for you ; and the people shall 
go out and gather a certain rate 
every day, that I may prove them, 
whether they will walk in my law, or 
no. 

5 And it shall come to pass, that 
on the sixth day they shall prepare 
that which they bring in ; and it shall 
be twice as much as they gather 
daily. 

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto 
all the children of Israel, At even, 
then ye shall know that the Lord 
hath brought you out from the land 
of Egypt ; 

7 And in the morning, then ye 
shall see the glory of the Lord ; for 
that he heareth your murmurings 
against the Lord; and what are we, 
that ye murmur against us ? 

8 And Moses said, This shall be, 
when the Lord shall give you in 
the evening flesh to eat, and in the 
morning bread to the full ; for that 
the Lord heareth your murmurings 
which ye murmur against him ; and 
what are we ? your murmurings are 
not against us, but against the Lord. 

9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, 
Say unto all the congregation of the 
children of Israel, Come near before 
the Lord; for he hath heard your 
murmurings. 



1 And it came to pass, as Aaron 
spake unto the whole congregation 
of the children of Israel, that they 
looked toward the wilderness, and, 
behold, the glory of the Lord ap 
peared in the cloud. 

11 And the Lord spake unto Mo 
ses, saying, 

12 I have heard the murmurings 
of the children of Israel ; speak unto 
them, saying, At even ye shall eat 
flesh, and in the morning ye shall be 
filled with bread ; and ye shall know 
that I am the Lord your God. 

13 And it came to pass, that at 
even the quails came up, and cover 
ed the camp; and in the morning 
the dew lay round about the host. 

14 And when the dew that lay was 
gone up, behold, upon the face of the 
wilderness there lay a small round 
thing, as small as the hoar frost on 
the ground. 

15 And when the children of Israel 
saw it, they said one to another, It 
is manna ; for they wist not what it 
was. And Moses said unto them, 
This is the bread which the Lord 
hath given you to eat. 

16 This is the thing which the 
Lord hath commanded, Gather of 
it every man according to his eating, 
an omer for every man, according to 
the number of your persons ; take ye 
every man for them which are in his 
tents. 

17 And the children of Israel did so, 
and gathered, some more, some less. 

18 And when they did mete it with 
an omer, he that gathered much had 
nothing over, and he that gathered 
little had no lack ; they gathered 
every man according to his eating. 

19 And Moses said, Let no man 
leave of it till the morning. 

20 Notwithstanding they hearten 
ed not unto Moses; but some of them 
left of it until the morning, and it 
bred worms, and stank; and Moses 
was wroth with them. 

21 And they gathered it every 
morning, every man according to his 
eating ; and when the sun waxed hot, 
it melted. 

22 And it came to pass, that on the 
sixth day they gathered twice as 
much bread, two omers for one man ; 
and all the rulers of the congregation 
came and told Moses. 



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99 



23 And he said unto them, This is 
that which the Lord hath said, To 
morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath 
unto the Lord; bake that which ye 
will bake to-day, and seethe that ye 
will seethe ; and that which remain- 
eth over lay up for you to be kept 
until the morning. 

24 And they laid it up till the 
morning, as Moses bade ; and it did 
not stink, neither was there any 
worm therein. 

25 And Moses said, Eat that to 
day; for to-day is a sabbath unto 
the Lord ; to-day ye shall not find it 
in the field. 

26 Six days ye shall gather it ; but 
on the seventh day, which is the sab 
bath, in it there shall be none. 

27 And it came to pass, that there 
went out some of the people on the 
seventh day for to gather, and they 
found none. 

28 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
How long refuse ye to keep my com 
mandments and my laws ? 

29 See, for that the Lord hath 
given you the sabbath, therefore he 
giveth you on the sixth day the bread 
of two days ; abide ye every man in 
his place, let no man go out of his 
place on the seventh day. 

30 So the people rested on the se 
venth day. 

31 And the house of Israel called 
the name thereof Manna ; and it was 
like coriander seed, white ; and the 
taste of it was like wafers made with 
honey. 

32 And Moses said, This is the 
thing which the Lord commandeth, 
Fill an omer of it to be kept for your 
generations ; that they may see the 
bread wherewith I have fed you in 
the wilderness, when I brought you 
forth from the land of Egypt. 

33 And Moses said unto Aaron, 
Take a pot, and put an omer full of 
manna therein, and lay it up before 
the Lord, to be kept for your gene 
rations. 

34 As the Lord commanded Moses, 
so Aaron laid it up before the Testi 
mony, to be kept. 

35 And the children of Israel did 
eat manna forty years, until they 
came to a land inhabited ; they did 
eat manna, until they came unto the 
borders of the land of Canaan. 



36 Now an omer is the tenth part 
of an ephah. 

CHAPTER XVII. 

Water at the rock in Horeb Holding up of 
Moses 1 handy Moses buildeth an altar. 

AND all the congregation of the 
children of Israel journeyed 
from the wilderness of Sin, after their 
journeys, according to the command 
ment of the Lord, and pitched in 
Rephidim ; and there was no water 
for the people to drink. 

2 Wherefore the people did chide 
with Moses, and said, Give us water 
that we may drink. And Moses said 
unto them, Why chide ye with me ? 
wherefore do ye tempt the Lord ? 

3 And the people thirsted there for 
water; and the people murmured 
against Moses, and said, Wherefore 
is this that thou hast brought us up 
out of Egypt, to kill us and our chil 
dren and our cattle with thirst ? 

4 And Moses cried unto the Lord, 
saying, What shall I do unto this 
people? they be almost ready to 
stone me. 

5 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go on before the people, and take 
with thee of the elders of Israel ; and 
thy rod, wherewith thou smoteet the 
river, take in thine hand, and go. 

6 Behold, I will stand before thee 
there upon the rock in Horeb ; and 
thou shalt smite the rock, and there 
shall come water out of it, that the 
people may drink. And Moses did 
so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 

7 And he called the name of the 
place Massah, and Meribah, because 
of the chiding of the children of Is 
rael, and because they tempted the 
Lord, saying, Is the Lord among us, 
or not ? 

8 Then came Amalek, and fought 
with Israel in Rephidim. 

9 And Moses said unto Joshua, 
Choose us out men, and go out, fight 
with Amalek ; to-morrow I will stand 
on the top of the hill with the rod of 
God in mine hand. 

10 So Joshua did as Moses had said 
to him, and fought with Amalek ; and 
Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to 
the top of the hill. 

11 And it came to pass, when Mo 
ses hdld up his hand, that Israel pre 
vailed ; and when he let down hia 
hand, Amalek prevailed. 



100 



EXODUS. 



12 But Moses' hands were heavy 
and they took a stone, and put it 
under him, and he sat thereon ; and 
Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, 
the one on the one side, and the other 
on the other side ; and his hands were 
steady until the going down of the 
sun. 

13 And Joshua discomfited Ama- 
lek and his people with the edge of 
the sword. 

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Write this for a memorial in a book, 
and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua; 
for I will utterly put out the remem 
brance of Amalek from under heaven. 

15 And Moses built an altar, and 
called the name of it Jehovah-nissi ; 

16 For he said, Because the Lord 
hath sworn that the Lord will have 
war with Amalek from generation to 
generation. 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

Jethro cometh to Moses His counsel is ac 
cepted. 

WHEN Jethro, the high priest of 
Midian, Moses' father-in-law, 
heard of all that God had done for 
Moses, and for Israel his people, and 
that the Lord had brought Israel out 
of Egypt; 

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, 
took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he 
bad sent her back, 

3 And her two sons ; of which the 
name of the one was Gershom ; for 
he said, I have been an alien in a 
strange land ; 

4 And the name of the other was 
Eliezer; for the God of my father, 
said he, was mine help, and delivered 
me from the sword of Pharaoh ; 

5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, 
came with his sons and his wife unto 
Moses into the wilderness, where he 
encamped at the mount of God ; 

6 And he said unto Moses, I thy 
father-in-law Jethro am come unto 
thee, and thy wife, and her two sons 
with her. 

7 And Moses went out to meet his 
father-in-law, and did obeisance, and 
kissed him ; and they asked each other 
of their welfare : and they came into 
the tent. 

8 And Moses told his father-in-law 
all that the Lord had done unto Pha 
raoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's 
sake, and all the travail that had come 



upon them by the way, and how the 
Lord delivered them. 

9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the 
goodness which the Lord had done to 
Israel, whom he had delivered out of 
the hand of the Egyptians. 

10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the 
Lord, who hath delivered you out of 
the hand of the Egyptians, and out 
of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath 
delivered the people from under the 
hand of the Egyptians. 

11 Now I know that the Lord is 
greater than all gods ; for in the thing 
wherein they dealt proudly he was 
above them. 

12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in- 
law, took a burnt offering and sacri 
fices for God ; and Aaron came, and 
all the elders of Israel, to eat bread 
with Moses' father-in-law before God. 

13 And it came to pass on the mor 
row, that Moses sat to judge the peo- 

Ele ; and the people stood by Moses 
rom the morning unto the evening. 

14 And when Moses' father-in-law 
saw all that he did to the people, he 
said, What is this thing that thou 
doest to the people ? Why sittest thou 
thyself alone, and all the people stand 
by thee from morning unto even? 

15 And Moses said unto his father- 
in-law, Because the people come unto 
me to inquire of God ; 

16 When they have a matter, they 
come unto me ; and I judge between 
one and another, and I do make them 
know the statutes of God, and his 
laws. 

17 And Moses' father-in-law said 
unto him, The thing that thou doest 
is not good. 

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both 
thou, and this people that is with 
thee ; for this thing is too heavy for 
thee ; thou art not able to perform it 
thyself alone. 

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I 
will give thee counsel, and God shall 
be with thee ; Be thou for the people 
to God-ward, that thou mayest bring 
the causes unto God ; 

20 And thou shalt teach them ordi 
nances and laws, and shalt show them 
the way wherein they must walk, and 
the work that they must do. 

21 Moreover thou shalt provide ou* 
of all the people able men, such as 
fear God, men of truth, hating covet- 



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ousness ; and place such over them, 
to be rulers of thousands, and rulers 
of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and 
rulers of tens ; 

22 And let them judge the people 
at all seasons ; and it shall be, that 
every great matter they shall bring 
unto thee, but every small matter 
they shall judge ; so shall it be easier 
for thyself, and they shall bear the 
burden with thee. 

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and 
God command thee so, then thou 
shalt be able to endure, and all this 
people shall also go to their place in 
peace. 

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice 
of his father-in-law, and did all that 
he had said. 

25 And Moses chose able men out 
of all Israel, and made them heads 
over the people, rulers of thousands, 
rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, 
and rulers of tens. 

26 And they judged the people at 
all seasons; the hard causes they 
brought unto Moses, but every small 
matter they judged themselves. 

27 And Moses let his father-in-law 
depart ; and he went his way into his 
own land. 

CHAPTER XIX. 
God's dealings with the people, at Sinai. 

IN the third month, when the chil 
dren of Israel were gone forth out 
of the land of Egypt, the same day 
came they into the wilderness of 
Sinai. 

2 For they were departed from 
Rephidim, and were come to the 
desert of Sinai, and had pitched in 
the wilderness ; and there Israel 
camped before the mount. 

3 And Moses went up unto God, 
and the Lord called unto him out of 
the mountain, saying, Thus shalt 
thou say to the house of Jacob, and 
tell the children of Israel ; 

4 Ye have seen what I did unto 
the Egyptians, and how I bare you 
on eagles' wings, and brought you 
unto myself. 

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey 
my voice indeed, and keep my cove 
nant, then ye shall be a peculiar 
treasure unto me above all people ; 
for all the earth is mine ; 

6 And ye shall be unto me a king 
dom of priests, and a holy nation. 

9* 



These are the words which thou shalt 
speak unto the children of Israel. 

7 And Moses came and called for 
the elders of the people, and laid 
before their faces all these words 
which the Lord commanded him. 

8 And all the people answered to 
gether, and said, All that the Lord 
hath spoken we will do. And Mosei 
returned the words of the people 
unto the Lord. 

9 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, 
that the people may hear when I 
speak with thee, and believe thee for 
ever. And Moses told the words of 
the people unto the Lord. 

10 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go unto the people, and sanctify 
them to-day and to-morrow, and let 
them wash their clothes, 

11 And be ready against the third 
day ; for the third day the Lord will 
come down in the sight of all the 
people upon mount Sinai. 

12 Ahd thou shalt set bounds unto 
the people round about, saying, Take 
heed to yourselves, that ye go not up 
into the mount, or touch the border 
of it; whosoever toucheth the mount 
shall be surely put to death ; 

13 There shall not a hand touch it, 
but he shall surely be stoned, or shot 
through; whether it be beast or man, 
it shall not live ; when the trumpet 
soundeth long, they shall come up to 
the mount. 

14 And Moses went down from the 
mount unto the people, and sanctified 
the people; and they washed their 
clothes. 

15 And he said unto the people, Be 
ready against the third day; come 
not at your wives. 

16 And it came to pass on the third 
day in the morning, that there were 
thunders and lightnings, and a thick 
cloud upon the mount, and the voice 
of the trumpet exceeding loud; so 
that all the people that was in the 
camp trembled. 

17 And* Moses brought forth the 

Seople out of the camp to meet with 
od; and they stood at the nether 
part of the mount. 

18 And mount Sinai was altogether 
on a smoke, because the Lord de 
scended upon it in fire; and the 
smoke thereof ascended as the smoke 



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of a furnace, and the whole mount 
quaked greatly. 

19 And when the voice of the 
trumpet sounded long, and waxed 
louder and louder, Moses spake, and 
God answered him by a voice. 

20 And the Lord came down upon 
mount Sinai, on the top of the 
mount; and the Lord called Moses 
up to the top of the mount; and 
Moses went up. 

21 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go down, charge the people, lest they 
break through unto the Lord to gaze, 
and many of them perish. 

22 And let the priests also, which 
come near to the Lord, sanctify them 
selves, lest the Lord break forth upon 
them. 

23 And Moses said unto the Lord, 
The people cannot come up to mount 
Sinai ; for thou chargedst us, saying, 
Set bounds about the mount, and 
sanctify it. 

24 And the Lord said unto him, 
Away, get thee down, and thou shalt 
come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; 
but let not the priests and the people 
break through to come up unto the 
Lord, lest he break forth upon 
them. 

25 So Moses went down unto the 
people, and spake unto them. 

CHAPTER XX. 

Tfie ten commandments. 

AND God spake all these words, 
saying, 

2 I am the Lord thy God, which 
have brought thee out of the land of 
Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 

3 Thou shalt have no other gods 
before me. 

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee 
any graven image, or any likeness of 
any thing that is in heaven above, or 
that is in the earth beneath, or that 
is in the water under the earth ; 

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself 
to them, nor serve them; for I the 
Lord thy God am a jealous God, 
visiting the iniquity of the fathers 
upon the children unto the third and 
fourth generation of them that hate 
me; 

6 And showing mercy unto thou 
sands of them that love me, and keep 
my commandments. 

7 Thou shalt not take the name of 
the Lord thy God in vain ; for the 



Lord will not hold him guiltless that 
taketh his name in vain. 

8 Remember the sabbath day, to 
keep it holy. 

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and 
do all thy work ; 

10 But the seventh day is the sab 
bath of the Lord thy God ; in it thou 
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy 
son, nor thy daughter, thy man ser 
vant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy 
cattle, nor thy stranger that is within 
thy gates; 

11 For in six days the Lord made 
heaven and earth, the sea, and all 
that in them is, and rested the 
seventh day; wherefore the Lord 
blessed the sabbath day, and hal 
lowed it. 

12 Honour thy father and thy mo 
ther ; that thy days may be long 
upon the land which the Lord thy 
God giveth thee. 

13 Thou shalt not kill. 

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery- 

15 Thou shalt not steal. 

16 Thou shalt not bear false wit 
ness against thy neighbour. 

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neigh 
bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy 
neighbour's wife, nor his man ser 
vant, nor his maid servant, nor his 
ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is 
thy neighbour's. 

18 And all the people saw the thun- 
derings, and the lightnings, and the 
noise of the trumpet, and the moun 
tain smoking ; and when the people 
saw it, they removed, and stood afar 
off. 

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak 
thou with us, and we will hear ; but 
let not God speak with us, lest we 
die. 

20 And Moses said unto the people, 
Fear not ; for God is come to prove 
you, and that his fear may be before 
your faces, that ye sin not. 

21 And the people stood afar off, 
and Moses drew near unto the thick 
darkness where God was. 

22 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Thus thou shalt say unto the children 
of Israel, Ye have seen that I have 
talked with you from heaven. 

23 Ye shall not make unto you gods 
of silver, neither shall ye make unto 
you gods of gold. 

24 An altar of earth thou shalt 



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make unto me, and shalt sacrifice 
thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy 
peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine 
oxen ; in all places where I record 
my name I will come unto thee, and 
I will bless thee. 

25 And if thou wilt make me an 
altar of stone, thou shalt not build it 
of hewn stone; for if thou lift up 
thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted 
it. 

26 Neither shalt thou go up by 
steps unto mine altar, that thy naked 
ness be not discovered thereon. 

CHAPTER XXI. 

Sundry laws. 

NOW these are the judgments 
which thou shalt set before 
them. 

2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six 
years he shall serve; and in the 
seventh he shall go out free for 
nothing. 

3 If he came in by himself, he shall 
go out by himself ; if he were married, 
then his wife shall go out with him. 

4 If his master have given him a 
wife, and she have borne him sons or 
daughters ; the wife and her children 
shall be her master's, and he shall go 
out by himself. 

5 And if the servant shall plainly 
say, I love my master, my wife, and 
my children ; I will not go out free ; 

6 Then his master shall bring him 
unto the judges ; he shall also bring 
him to his door, or unto the door 
post ; and his master shall bore his 
ear through with an awl ; and he 
shall serve him for ever. 

7 And if a man sell his daughter to 
be a maid servant, she shall not go 
out as the men servants do. 

8 If she please not her master, who 
hath not betrothed her to himself, 
then shall he let her be redeemed ; to 
sell her unto a strange nation he 
shall have no power, seeing he hath 
to do this dealt deceitfully with her. 

9 And if he have betrothed her unto 
his son. he shall deal with her after 
the manner of daughters. 

10 If he take him another wife, her 
food, her raiment, and her duty of 
marriage, shall he not diminish. 

11 And if he do not these three 
unto her, then shall she go out free 
without money. 

12 He that smiteth a man, so that 



he die, shalt be surely put to death. 

13 And if a man lie not in wait, 
but God deliver him into his hand 
then I will appoint thee a place 
whither he shall flee. 

14 But if a man come presumptu 
ously upon his neighbour, to slay him 
with guile ; thou shalt take him from 
mine altar, that he may die. 

15 And he that smiteth his father, 
or his mother, shall be surely put to 
death. 

16 And he that stealeth a man, and 
selleth him, or if he be found in hia 
hand, he shall surely be put to death. 

17 And he that curseth his father, 
or his mother, shall surely be put to 
death. 

18 And if men strive together, and 
one smite another with a stone, or 
with his fist, and he die not, but 
keepeth his bed ; 

19 If he rise again, and walk abroad 
upon his staff, then shall he that 
smote him be quit ; only he shall pay 
for the loss of his time, and shall 
cause him to be thoroughly healed. 

20 And if a man smite his servant, 
or his maid, with a rod, and he die 
under his hand : he shall be put to 
death. 

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue 
a day or two, and recover, he shall 
not be put to death, for he is his ser 
vant. 

22 If men strive, and hurt a woman 
with child,' so that her fruit depart 
from her, and yet no mischief follow; 
he shall be surely punished, according 
as the woman's husband will lay 
upon him ; and he shall pay as the 
judges determine. 

23 And if any mischief follow, then 
thou shalt give life for life, 

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, 
hand for hand, foot for foot, 

25 Burning for burning, wound for 
wound, stripe for stripe. 

26 And if a man smite the eye of 
his servant, or the eye of his maid, 
that it perish ; he shall let him go 
free for his eye's sake. 

27 And if he smite out his man 
servant's tooth, or his maid servant's 
tooth ; he shall let him go free for his 
tooth's sake. 

28 If an ox gore a man or a woman, 
that they die ; then the ox shall be 
surely stoned, and his flesh shall not 



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be eaten ; but the owner of the ox 
shall be quit. 

29 But if the ox were wont to push 
with his horn in time past, and it 
hath been testified to his owner, and 
he hath not kept him in, but that he 
hath killed a man or a woman; the 
ox shall be stoned, and his owner 
also shall be put to death. 

30 If there be laid on him a sum of 
money, then he shall give for the 
ransom of his life whatsoever is laid 
upon him. 

31 Whether he have gored a son, or 
have gored a daughter, according to 
this judgment shall it be done unto 
him. 

32 if the ox shall push a man ser 
vant or a maidservant; he shall give 
unto their master thirty shekels of 
silver, and the ox shall be stoned. 

33 And if a man shall open a pit, 
or if a man shall dig a pit, and not 
cover it, and an ox or an ass fall 
therein ; 

34 The owner of the pit shall make 
it good, and give money unto the 
owner of them ; and the dead beast 
shall be his. 

35 And if one man's ox hurt 
another's, that he die; then they 
shall sell the live ox, and divide the 
money of it; and the dead ox also 
they shall divide. 

36 Or if it be known that the ox 
hath used to push in time past, and 
his owner hath not kept him in ; he 
shall surely pay ox for ox ; and the 
dead shall be his own. 

CHAPTER XXII. 

Sundry laws. 

IF a man shall steal an ox, or a 
sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he 
shall restore five oxen for an ox, and 
four sheep for a sheep. 

2 If a thief be found breaking up, 
and be smitten that he die, there 
shall no blood be shed for him. 

3 If the sun be risen upon him, 
there shall be blood shed for him ; for 
he should make full restitution ; if he 
have nothing, then he shall be sold 
for his theft. 

4 If the theft be certainly found in 
his hand alive, whether it be ox, or 
ass, or sheep ; he shall restore double. 

5 If a man shall cause a field or 
vineyard to be eaten, and shall put 
in his beast, and shall feed in another 



man's field ; of the best of his own 
field, and of the best of his own vine 
yard, shall he make restitution. 

6 If fire break out, and catch in 
thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or 
the standing corn, or the field, be 
consumed therewith ; he that kindled 
the fire shall surely make restitution. 

7 If a man shall deliver unto his 
neighbour money or stuff to keep, 
and it be stolen out of the man's 
house ; if the thief be found, let him 
pay double. 

8 If the thief be not found, then the 
master of the house shall be brought 
unto the judges, to see whether he 
have put his hand unto his neigh 
bour's goods. 

9 For all manner of trespass, whether 
it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for 
raiment, or for any manner of lost 
thing, which another challengeth to 
be his, the cause of both parties shall 
come before the judges ; and whom 
the judges shall condemn, he shall 
pay double unto his neighbour. 

10 If a man deliver unto his neigh 
bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or 
any beast, to keep ; and it die, or be 
hurt, or driven away, no man seeing 
it; 

11 Then shall an oath of the Lord 
be between them both, that he hath 
not put his hand unto his neighbour's 
goods ; and the owner of it shall 
accept thereof, and he shall not make 
it good. 

12 And if it be stolen from him, he 
shall make restitution unto the owner 
thereof. 

13 If it be torn in pieces, then let 
him bring it for witness, and he shall 
not make good that which was torn. 

14 And if a man borrow aught 
of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or 
die, the owner thereof being not with 
it, he shall surely make it good. 

15 But if the owner thereof be with 
it, he shall not make it good ; if it be 
a hired thing, it came for his hire. 

16 And if a man entice a maid 
that is not betrothed, and lie with her, 
he shall surely endow her to be his 
wife. 

17 If her father utterly i-etast to 
give her unto him, he shall pay money 
according to the dowry of rirgins. 

18 Thou shalt not suffer a murderer 
to live. 



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19 Whosoever lieth with a beast 
shall surely be put to death. 

20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, 
save unto the Lord only, he shall be 
utterly destroyed. 

21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, 
nor oppress him ; for ye were strangers 
in the land of Egypt. 

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or 
fatherless child. 

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, 
and they cry at all unto me, I will 
surely hear their cry ; 

24 And my wrath shall wax hot, 
and I will kill you with the sword ; 
and your wives shall be widows, and 
your children fatherless. 

25 If thou lend money to any of 
my people that is poor by thee, thou 
shalt not be to him as a usurer, nei 
ther shalt thou lay upon him usury. 

26 If thou at all take thy neigh 
bour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt 
deliver it unto him by that the sun 
goeth down ; 

27 For that is his covering only, it 
is his raiment for his skin; wherein 
shall he sleep ? and it shall come to 

?ass, when he crieth unto me, that 
will hear ; for I am gracious. 

28 Thou shalt not revile against 
God, nor curse the ruler of thy peo 
ple. 

29 Thou shalt not delay to offer the 
first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy 
liquors; the first-born of thy sons 
shalt thou give unto me. 

30 Likewise shalt thou do with 
thine oxen, and with thy sheep ; se 
ven days it shall be with his dam: 
on the eighth day thou shalt give it 
me. 

31 And ye shall be holy men unto 
ine; neither shall ye eat any flesh 
that is torn of beasts in the field ; ye 
shall c ist it to the dogs. 

CHAPTER XXIII. 
Sundry laws An angel promised. 

THOU shalt not raise a false re 
port: put not thine hand with 
the wicked to be an unrighteous wit 
ness. 

2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude 
to do evil ; neither shalt thou speak 
in a cause to decline after many to 
wrest judgment; 

3 Neither shalt thou countenance a 
wicked man in his cause. 

4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or 



his ass going astray, thou shalt surely 
bring it back to him again. 

5 If thou see the ass of him that 
hateth thee lying under his burden, 
and wouldest forbear to help him, 
thou shalt surely help with him. 

6 Thou shalt not wrest the judg 
ment of thy poor in his cause. 

7 Keep thee far from a false mat 
ter; and the innocent and righteous 
slay thou not ; for I will not justify 
the wicked. 

8 And thou shalt take no gift; 
for the gift blindeth the wise, and 
perverteth the words of the right 
eous. 

9 Also thou shalt not oppress a 
stranger ; for ye know the heart of a 
stranger, seeing ye were strangers in 
the land of Egypt. 

10 And six years thou shalt sow 
thy land, and shalt gather in the 
fruits thereof; 

11 But the seventh year thou shalt 
let it rest and lie still ; that the poor 
of thy people may eat; and what 
they leave the beasts of the field 
shall eat. In like manner thou shalt 
deal with thy vineyard, and with thy 
olive-yard. 

12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, 
and on the seventh day thou shalt 
rest ; that thine ox and thine ass may 
rest, and the son of thy handmaid, 
and the stranger, may be refreshed. 

13 And in all things that I have 
said unto you be circumspect; and 
make no mention of the name of 
other gods, neither let it be heard 
out of thy mouth. 

14 Three times thou shalt keep a 
feast unto me in the year. 

15 Thou shalt keep the feast of 
unleavened bread ; (thou shalt eat un 
leavened bread seven days, as I com 
manded thee, in the time appointed 
of the month Abib; for in it thou ea 
rnest out from Egypt; and none shall 
appear before me empty ;) 

16 And the feast of harvest, the 
first-fruits of thy labours, which thou 
hast sown in the field ; and the feast 
of ingathering, which is in the end 
of the year, when thou hast gathered 
in thy labours out of the field. 

17 Three times in the year all thy 
males shall appear before the Lord 
God. 

18 Thou shalt not offer the blood 



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of my sacrifice with leavened bread ; 
neither shall the fat of my sacrifice 
remain until the morning. 

19 The first of the first-fruits of thy 
land thou shalt bring into the house 
of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt 
not seethe a kid in his mother's 
milk. 

20 Behold, I send an Angel before 
thee, to keep thee in the way, and to 
bring thee into the place which I 
have prepared. 

21 Beware of him, and obey his 
voice, provoke him not; for he will 
not pardon your transgressions ; for 
my name is in him. 

22 But if thou shalt indeed obey 
his voice, and do all that I speak ; 
then I will be an enemy unto thine 
enemies, and an adversary unto thine 
adversaries. 

23 For mine Angel shall go before 
^hee, and bring thee in unto the 

Amorites, and the Hittites, and the 
Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the 
Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I 
will cut, them off. 

24 Thou shalt not bow down to 
their gods, nor serve them, nor do 
after their works ; but thou shalt 
utterly overthrow them, and quite 
break down their images. 

25 And ye shall serve the Lord 
your God, and he shall bless thy 
bread, and thy water: and I will 
take sickness away from the midst 
of thee. 

26 There shall nothing cast their 
young, nor be barren, in thy land; 
the number of thy days I will fulfil. 

27 I will send my fear before thee, 
and I will destroy all the people to 
whom thou shalt come; and I will 
make all thine enemies turn their 
backs unto thee. 

28 And I will send hornets before 
thee, which shall drive out the Hi- 
vite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, 
from before thee. 

29 I will not drive them out from 
before thee in one year ; lest the land 
become desolate, and the beast of the 
field multiply against thee. 

30 By little and little I will drive 
them out from before thee, until thou 
be increased, and inherit the land. 

31 And I will set thy bounds from 
the Red sea even unto the sea of the 
Philistines, and from the desert unto 



the river; for I will deliver the in 
habitants of the land into your hand; 
and thou shalt drive them out before 
thee. 

32 Thou shalt make no covenant 
with them, nor with their gods. 

33 They shall not dwell in thy land, 
lest they make thee sin against me; 
for if thou serve their gods, it will 
surely be a snare unto thee. 

CHAPTER XXIV. 

Moses is called up into the mountain, where 
he continueth forty days and forty nights. 

AND he said unto Moses, Come 
up unto the Lord, thou, and 
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seven 
ty of the elders of Israel ; and wor 
ship ye afar off. 

2 And Moses alone shall come near 
the Lord; but they shall not come 
nigh ; neither shall the people go up 
with him. 

3 And Moses came and told the 
people all the words of the Lord, and 
all the judgments ; and all the people 
answered with one voice, and said, 
All the words which the Lord hath 
said will we do. 

4 And Moses wrote all the words of 
the Lord, and rose up early in the 
morning, and builded an altar under 
the hill, and twelve pillars, according 
to the twelve tribes of Israel. 

5 And he sent young men of the 
children of Israel, which offered burnt 
offerings, and sacrificed peace offer 
ings of oxen unto the Lord. 

6 And Moses took half of the blood, 
and put it in basins ; and half of the 
blood he sprinkled on the altar. 

7 And he took the book of the cove 
nant, and read in the audience of the 
people ; and they said, All that the 
Lord hath said will we do, and be 
obedient. 

8 And Moses took the blood, and 
sprinkled it on the people, and said, 
Behold the blood of the covenant, 
which the Lord hath made with you 
concerning all these words. 

9 Then went up Moses, and Aaron, 
Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of 
the elders of Israel ; 

10 And they saw the God of Israel; 
and there was under his feet as it 
were a paved work of a sapphire 
stone, and as it were the body of hea 
ven in his clearness. 

11 And up an the nobles of the chil- 



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dren of Israel he laid not his hand ; 
alrfo they saw God, and did eat and 
drink. 

12 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Come up to me into the mount, and 
be there ; and I will give thee tables 
of stone, and a law, and command 
ments which I have written; that 
thou mayest teach them. 

13 And Moses rose up, and his 
minister Joshua; and Moses went up 
into the mount of God. 

14 And he said unto the elders, 
Tarry ye here for us, until we come 
again unto you ; and, behold, Aaron 
and Hur are with you; if any man 
have any matters to do, let him come 
unto them. 

15 And Moses went up into the 
mount, and a cloud covered the 
mount. 

16 And the glory of the Lord 
abode upon mount Sinai, and the 
cloud covered it six days; and the 
seventh day he called unto Moses 
out of the midst of the cloud. 

17 And the sight of the glory of the 
Lord was like devouring fire on the 
top of the mount in the eyes of the 
children of Israel. 

18 And Moses went into the midst 
of the cloud, and gat him up into the 
mount ; and Moses was in the mount 
forty days and forty nights. 

CHAPTER XXV. 

The tabernacle, mercy seat, cherubim, table, 
and candlestick. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
that they bring me an offering; of 
every man that giveth it willingly 
with his heart ye shall take my offer 
ing. 

3 And this is the offering which ye 
shall take of them ; gold, and silver, 
and brass, 

4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine linen, and goats' hair, 

5 And rams' skins dyed red, and 
badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 

6 Oil for the light, spices for anoint 
ing oil, and for sweet incense, 

7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set 
in the ephod, and in the breastplate. 

8 And let them make me a sanctu 
ary ; that I may dwell among them. 

9 According to all that I show thee, 
after the pattern of the tabernacle, 



and the pattern of all the instruments 
thereof, even so shall ye make it. 

1 And .they shall make an ark of 
shittim wood ; two cubits and a half 
shall be the length thereof, and a 
cubit and a half the breadth thereof, 
and a cubit and a half the height 
thereof. 

11 And thou shalt overlay it with 
pure gold, within and without shalt 
thou overlay it, and shalt make upon 
it a crown of gold round about. 

12 And thou shalt cast four rings 
of gold for it, and put them in the 
four corners thereof; and two rings 
shall be in the one side of it, and two 
rings in the other side of it. 

13 And thou shalt make staves of 
shittim wood, and overlay them with 
gold. 

14 And thou shalt put the staves 
into the rings by the sides of the ark, 
that the ark may be borne with them. 

15 The staves shall be in the rings 
of the ark ; they shall not be taken 
from it. 

16 And thou shalt put into the ark 
the testimony which I shall give 
thee. 

17 And thou shalt make a mercy 
seat of pure gold ; two cubits and a 
half shall be the length thereof, and a 
cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 

18 And thou shalt make two cheru 
bim of gold, of beaten work shalt 
thou make them, in the two ends of 
the mercy seat. 

19 And make one cherub on the 
one end, and the other cherub on the 
other end; even of the mercy seat 
shall ye make the cherubim on the 
two ends thereof. 

20 And the cherubim shall stretch 
forth their wings on high, covering 
the mercy seat with their wings, and 
their faces shall look one to another: 
toward the mercy seat shall the faces 
of the cherubim be. 

21 And thou shalt put the mercy 
seat above upon the ark; and in the 
ark thou shalt put the testimony that 
I shall give thee. 

22 And there I will meet with thee, 
and I will commune with thee from 
above the mercy seat, from between 
the two cherubim which are upon the 
ark of the testimony, of all things 
which I will give thee in command 
ment unto the children of Israel. 



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23 Thou shalt also make a table of 
shittim wood; two cubits shall be the 
length thereof, and a cubit the breadth 
thereof, and a cubit and a half the 
height thereof. 

24 And thou shalt overlay it with 
pure gold, and make thereto a crown 
of gold round about. 

25 And thou shalt make unto it a 
border of a hand-breadth round about, 
and thou shalt make a golden crown 
to the border thereof round about. 

26 And thou shalt make for it four 
rings of gold, and put the rings in 
the four corners that are on the four 
feet thereof. 

27 Over against the border shall the 
rings be for places of the staves to 
bear the table. 

28 And thou shalt make the staves 
of shittim wood, and overlay them 
with gold, that the table may be 
borne with them. 

29 And thou shalt make the dishes 
thereof, and spoons thereof, and 
covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to 
cover withal ; of pure gold shalt thou 
make them. 

30 And thou shalt set upon the 
table showbread before me always. 

31 And thou shalt make a candle 
stick of pure gold; of beaten work 
shall the candlestick be made; his 
shaft, and his branches, his bowls, 
his knops, and his flowers shall be of 
the same. 

32 And six branches shall come out 
of the sides of it ; three branches of 
the candlestick out of the one side, 
and three branches of the candlestick 
out of the other side ; 

33 Three bowls made like unto 
almonds, with a knop and a flower in 
one branch ; and three bowls made 
like almonds in the other branch, 
with a knop and a flower; so in the 
six branches that come out of the 
candlestick. 

34 And in the candlestick shall be 
four bowls made like unto almonds, 
with their knops and their flowers. 

35 And there shall be a knop under 
two branches of the same, and a knop 
under two branches of the same, and a 
ktiop under two branches of the same, 
according to the six branches that 
proceed out of the candlestick. 

36 Their knops and their branches 
shall be of the same : all of it shall 



be one beaten work of pure gold. 

37 And thou shalt make the seven 
lamps thereof; and they shall light 
the lamps thereof, that they may give 
light over against it. 

38 And the tongs thereof, and the 
snuff-dishes thereof, shall be of pure 
gold. 

39 Of a talent of pure gold shall he 
make it, with all these vessels. 

40 And look that thou make them 
after their pattern, which was showed 
thee in the mount. 

CHAPTER XXVI. 
Tlie furniture of the tabernacle. 

MOREOVER thou shalt make the 
tabernacle with ten curtains of 
fine twined linen, and blue, and pur 
ple, and scarlet ; with cherubim of 
cunning work shalt thou make them. 

2 The length of one curtain shall 
be eight and twenty cubits, and the 
breadth of one curtain four cubits ; 
and every one of the curtains shall 
have one measure. 

3 The five curtains shall be coupled 
together one to another; and other 
five curtains shall be coupled one to 
another. 

4 .And thou shalt make loops of 
blue upon the edge of the one cur 
tain from the selvedge in the coup 
ling; and likewise shalt thou make 
in the uttermost edge of another cur 
tain, in the coupling of the second. 

5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the 
one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou 
make in the edge of the curtain that 
is in the coupling of the second; 
that the loops may take hold one of 
another. 

6 And thou shalt make fifty taches 
of gold, and couple the curtains to 
gether with the taches ; and it shall 
be one tabernacle. 

7 And thou shalt make curtains of 
goats' hair to be a covering upon the 
tabernacle; eleven curtains shalt 
thou make. 

8 The length of one curtain shall be 
thirty cubits, and the breadth of one 
curtain four cubits ; and the eleven 
curtains shall be all of one measure. 

9 And thou shalt couple five cur 
tains by themselves, and six curtains 
by themselves, and shalt double the 
sixth curtain in the forefront of the 
tabernacle. 

10 And thou shalt maKe fifty loop* 



CHAPTER XXVII. 



on the edge of the one curtain that 
is outmost in the coupling, and fifty 
loops in the edge of the curtain which 
coupleth the second. 

11 And thou shalt make fifty taches 
of brass, and put the taches into the 
loops, and couple the tent together, 
that it may he one. 

12 And the remnant that remaineth 
of the curtains of the tent, the half 
curtain t:at rernaineth, shall hang 
over the back side of the tabernacle. 

13 And a cubit on the one side, and 
a cubit on the other side of that which 
remaineth in the length of the cur 
tains of the tent, it shall hang over 
the sides of the tabernacle, on this 
side and on that side, to cover it. 

14 And thou shalt make a covering 
for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, 
and a covering above of badgers' 
skins. 

15 And thou shalt make boards for 
the tabernacle of shittim wood stand 
ing up. 

16 Ten cubits shall be the length of 
a board, and a cubit and a half shall 
be the breadth of one board. 

17 Two tenons shall there be in one 
board, set in order one against an 
other; thus shalt thou make for all 
the boards of the tabernacle. 

18 And thou shalt make the boards 
for the tabernacle, twenty boards on 
the south side southward. 

19 And thou shalt make forty sock 
ets of silver under the twenty boards ; 
two sockets under one board for his 
two tenons, and two sockets under 
another board for his two tenons. 

20 And for the second side of the 
tabernacle on the north side there 
shall be twenty boards, 

21 And their forty sockets of silver; 
two sockets under one board, and two 
sockets under another board. 

22 And for the sides of the taber 
nacle westward thou shalt make six 
boards. 

23 And two boards shalt thou make 
for the corners of the tabernacle in 
the two sides. 

24 And they shall be coupled to 
gether beneath, and they shall be 
3upled together above the head of 
it unto one ring ; thus shall it be for 
them both ; they shall be for the two 
corners. 

25 And they shall be eight board*, 

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and their sockets of silver, sixteen 
sockets ; two sockets under one hoard, 
and two sockets under another board. 

26 And thou shalt make bars of 
shittim wood ; five for the boards of 
the one side of the tabernacle, 

27 And five bars for the boards of 
the other side of the tabernacle, and 
five bars for the boards of the side of 
the tabernacle, for the two sides west 
ward. 

28 And the middle bar in the midst 
of the boards shall reach from end to 
end. 

29 And thou shalt overlay the 
boards with gold, and make their 
rings of gold for places for the bars ; 
and thou shalt overlay the bars with 
gold. 

30 And thou shalt rear up the taber 
nacle according to the fashion thereof 
which was showed thee in the mount. 

31 And thou shalt make a veil of 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine 
twined linen of cunning work ; with 
cherubim shall it be made. 

32 And thou shalt hang it upon 
four pillars of shittim wood overlaid 
with gold; their hooks shall be of 
gold, upon the four sockets of silver. 

33 And thou shalt hang up the veil 
under the taches, that thou mayest 
bring in thither within the veil the 
ark of the testimony; and the veil 
shall divide unto you between the 
holy place and the most holy. 

34 And thou shalt put the mercy 
seat upon the ark of the testimony in 
the most holy place. 

35 And thou shalt set the table 
without the veil, and the candlestick 
over against the table on the side of 
the tabernacle toward the south ; and 
thou shalt put the table on the north 
side. 

36 And thou shalt make a banging 
for the door of the tent, of blue, and 
purple, and scarlet, and fine twined 
linen, wrought with needlework. 

37 And thou shalt make for the 
hanging five pillars of shittim wood, 
and overlay them with gold, and their 
hooks shall be of gold; and thou shalt 
cast five sockets of brass for them. 

CHAPTER XXVII. 

Tfie altar, with the vessels thereof The court 
of the tabernacle. 

AND thou shalt make an altar of 
shittim wood, five cubits long, 



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and five cubits broad; the altar shall 
be four-square; and the height thereof 
shall be three cubits. 

2 And thou shalt make the horns 
of it upon the four corners thereof; 
his horns shall be of the same ; and 
thou shalt overlay it with brass. 

3 And thou shalt make his pans to 
receive his ashes, and his shovels, 
and his basins, and his fleshhooks, 
and his firepans ; and all the vessels 
thereof thou shalt make of brass. 

4 And thou shalt make for it a grate 
of network of brass ; and upon the 
net shalt thou make four brazen rings 
in the four corners thereof. 

5 And thou shalt put it under the 
compass of the altar beneath, that the 
net may be even to the midst of the 
altar. 

6 And thou shalt make staves for 
the altar, staves of shittim wood, and 
overlay them with brass. 

7 And the staves shall be put into 
the rings, and the staves shall be 
upon the two sides of the altar, to 
bear it. 

8 Hollow with boards shalt thou 
make it; as it was showed thee in 
the mount, so shalt thou make it. 

9 And thou shalt make the court of 
the tabernacle; for the south side 
southward there shall be hangings 
for the court of fine twined linen of 
a hundred cubits long for one side ; 

10 And the twenty pillars thereof 
and their twenty sockets shall be of 
brass; the hooks of the pillars and 
their fillets shall be of silver. 

11 And likewise for the north side 
in length there shall be hangings of 
a hundred cubits long, and his twenty 
pillars and their twenty sockets of 
brass ; the hooks of the pillars and 
their fillets of silver. 

12 And for the breadth of the court 
on the west side shall be hangings of 
fifty cubits; their pillars ten, and 
their sockets ten. 

13 And the breadth of the court on 
the east side eastward shall be fifty 
cubits. 

14 The hangings of one side of the 
gate shall be fifteen cubits ; their pil 
lars three, and their sockets three. 

15 And on the other side shall be 
hangings fifteen cubits ; their pillars 
three, and their sockets three. 

16 And for the gate of the court 



shall be a hanging of twenty cubits, 
of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and 
fine twined linen, wrought with nee 
dlework; and their pillars shall be 
four, and their sockets four. 

17 All the pillars round about the 
court shall be filleted with silver j 
their hooks shall be of silver, and 
their sockets of brass. 

18 The length of the court shall be 
a hundred cubits, and the breadth 
fifty everywhere, and the height five 
cubits of fine twined linen, and their 
sockets of brass. 

19 All the vessels of the tabernacle 
in all the service thereof, and all the 
pins thereof, and all the pins of the 
court, shall be of brass. 

20 And thou shalt command the 
children of Israel, that they bring 
thee pure oil olive beaten for the 
light, to cause the lamp to burn al 
ways. 

21 In the tabernacle of the congre 
gation without the veil, which is be 
fore the testimony, Aaron and his 
sons shall order it from evening to 
morning before the Lord; it shall be 
a statute for ever unto their genera 
tions on the behalf of the children of 
Israel. 

CHAPTER XXVIII. 

Aarcm and his sons set apart for the priest's 
office The ephod The breastplate The 
Urim and Thummim. 

AND take thou unto thee Aaron 
thy brother, and his sons with 
him. from among the children of Is 
rael, that he may minister unto me in 
the priest's office, even Aaron, Nadab 
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, 
Aaron's sons. 

2 And thou shalt make holy gar 
ments for Aaron thy brother, for glory 
and for beauty. 

3 And thou shalt speak unto all that 
are wise-hearted, whom I have filled 
with the spirit of wisdom, that they 
may make Aaron's garments to con 
secrate him, that he may minister 
unto me in the priest's office. 

4 And these are the garments which 
they shall make ; a breastplate, and 
an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered 
coat, a mitre, and a girdle ; and they 
shall make holy garments for Aaron 
thy brother, and his sons, that he 
may minister unto me in the priest's 
office. 



CHAPTER XXVIII. 



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5 And they shall take gold, and 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and 
fine linen. 

6 And they shall make the ephod of 
gold, of blue, and of purple, of scar 
let, and fine twined linen, with cun 
ning work. 

7 It shall have the two shoulder- 
pieces thereof joined at the two edges 
thereof; and so it shall be joined to 
gether. 

8 And the curious girdle of the ephod, 
which is upon it, shall be of the same, 
according to the work thereof; even 
of gold, of bluo, and purple, and scar 
let, and fine twined linen. 

9 And thou shalt take two onyx 
stones, and grave on them the names 
of the children of Israel; 

10 Six of their names on one stone, 
and the other six names of the rest 
on the other stone, according to their 
birth. 

11 With the work of an engraver 
in stone, like the engravings of a sig 
net, shalt thou engrave the two stones 
with the names of the children of 
Israel ; thou shalt make them to be 
set in ouches of gold. 

12 And thou shalt put the two 
stones upon the shoulders of the 
ephod for stones of memorial unto 
the children of Israel; and Aaron 
shall bear their names before the 
Lord upon his two shoulders for a 
memorial. 

13 And thou shalt make ouches of 
gold; 

14 And two chains of pure gold at 
the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou 
make them, and fasten the wreathen 
chains to the ouches. 

15 And thou shalt make the breast 
plate of judgment with cunning work; 
after the work of the ephod thou shalt 
make it ; of gold, of blue, and of pur 
ple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined 
linen, shalt thou make it. 

16 Four-square it shall be being 
doubled ; a span shall be the length 
thereof, and a span shall be the 
breadth thereof. 

17 And thou shalt set in it settings 
of stones, even four rows of stones ; 
the first row shall be a sardius, a to 
paz, and a carbuncle; this shall be 
the first row. 

18 And the second row shall be an 
emerald, a sapphire, and a diamoni. 



19 And the third row a ligure, an 
agate, and an amethyst. 

20 And the fourth row a beryl, and 
an onyx, and a jasper; they snail be 
set in gold in their inclosings. 

21 And the stones shall be with the 
names of the children of Israel, twelve, 
according to their names, like the en 
gravings of a signet ; every one with 
his name shall they be according to 
the twelve tribes. 

22 And thou shalt make upon the 
breastplate chains at the ends of 
wreathen work of pure gold. 

23 And thou shalt make upon the 
breastplate two rings of gold, and 
shalt put the two rings on the two 
ends of the breastplate. 

24 And thou shalt put the two 
wreathen chains of gold in the two 
rings which are on the ends of the 
breastplate. 

25 And the other two ends of the 
two wreathen chains thou shalt fasten 
in the two ouches, and put them on 
the shoulder-pieces of the ephod be 
fore it. 

26 And thou shalt make two rings 
of gold, and thou shalt put them upon 
the two ends of the breastplate in the 
border thereof, which is in the side 
of the ephod inward. 

27 And two other rings of gold thou 
shalt make, and shalt put them on the 
two sides of the ephod underneath, 
toward the forepart thereof, over 
against the other coupling thereof, 
above the curious girdle of the ephod. 

28 And they shall bind the breast 
plate by the rings thereof unto the 
rings of the ephod with a face of 
blue, that it may be above the cu 
rious girdle of the ephod, and that 
the breastplate be not loosed from 
the ephod. 

29 And Aaron shall bear the names 
of the children of Israel in the 
breastplate of judgment upon his 
heart, when he goeth in unto the 
holy place for a memorial before the 
Lord continually. 

30 And thou shalt put in the breast 
plate of judgment the Urim and the 
Thummim; and they shall be upon 
Aaron's heart, when he goeth in be 
fore the Lord ; and Aaron shall bear 
the judgment of the children of Israel 
upon his heart before the Lord con 
tinually. 



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EXODUS. 



31 And thou shalt make the robe 
of the ephod all of blue. 

32 And there shall be a hole in 
the top of it, in the midst thereof; it 
shall have a binding of woven work 
round about the hole of it, as it were 
the hole of an habergeon, that it be 
not rent. 

33 And beneath upon the hem of 
it thou shalt make pomegranates of 
blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, 
round about the hem thereof; and 
bells of gold between them round 
about ; 

34 A golden bell and a pomegra 
nate, a golden bell and a pomegra 
nate, upon the hem of the robe round 
about. 

35 And it shall be upon Aaron to 
minister; and his sound shall be 
heard when he goeth in unto the 
holy place before the Lord, and when 
he cometh out, that he die not. 

36 And thou shalt make a plate of 
pure gold, and grave upon it, like 
the engravings of a signet, HOLI 
NESS TO THE LORD. 

37 And thou shalt put it on a blue 
lace, that it may be upon the mitre ; 
upon the forefront of the mitre it 
shall be. 

38 And it shall be upon Aaron's 
forehead, that Aaron may bear the 
iniquity of the holy things, which 
the children of Israel shall hallow in 
all their holy gifts ; and it shall be 
always upon his forehead, that they 
may be accepted before the Lord. 

39 And thou shalt embroider the 
coat of fine linen, and thou shalt 
make the mitre of fine linen, and 
thou shalt make the girdle of needle 
work. 

40 And for Aaron's sons thou shalt 
make coats, and thou shalt make 
for them girdles, and bonnets shalt 
thou make for them, for glory and 
for beauty. 

41 And thou shalt put them upon 
Aaron thy brother, and his sons with 
him; and shall anoint them, and 
consecrate them, and sanctify them, 
that they may minister unto me in 
the priest's office. 

42 And thou shalt make them linen 
breeches to cover their nakedness ; 
from the loins even unto the thighs 
they shall reach ; 

43 And they shall be upon Aaron, 



and upon his sons, when they come 
in unto the tabernacle of the congre 
gation, or when they come near unto 
the altar to minister in the holy 
place ; that they bear not iniquity, 
and die ; it shall be a statute for ever 
unto him and his seed after him. 

CHAPTER XXIX. 

The consecrating of the priests God's pro 
mise. 

AND this is the thing that thou 
shalt do unto them to hallow 
them, to minister unto me in the 
priest's office; Take one young bul 
lock, and two rams without blemish, 

2 And unleavened bread, and cakes 
unleavened tempered with oil, and 
wafers unleavened anointed with oil; 
of wheaten flour shalt thou make 
them. 

3 And thou shalt put them into one 
basket, and bring them in the basket, 
with the bullock and the two rams. 

4 And Aaron and his sons thou 
shalt bring unto the door of the taber 
nacle of the congregation, and shalt 
wash them with water. 

5 And thou shalt take the garments, 
and put upon Aaron the coat, and 
the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, 
and the breastplate, and gird him 
with the curious girdle of the ephod ; 

6 And thou shalt put the mitre upon 
his head, and put the holy crown upon 
the mitre. 

7 Then shalt thou take the anoint 
ing oil, and pour it upon his head, 
and anoint him. 

8 And thou shalt bring his sons, 
and put coats upon them. 

9 And thou shalt gird them with 
girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put 
the bonnets on them; and the priest's 
office shall be theirs for a perpetual 
statute; and thou shalt consecrate 
Aaron and his sons. 

10 And thou shalt cause a bullock 
to be brought before the tabernacle 
of the congregation ; and Aaron and 
his sons shall put their hands upon 
the head of the bullock. 

11 And thou shalt kill the bullock 
before the Lord, by the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. 

12 And thou shalt take of the blood 
of the bullock, and put it upon the 
horns of the altar with thy finger, 
and pour all the blood beside the 
bottom of the altar. 



CHAPTER XXIX. 



13 And thou shalt take all the fat 
that covereth the inwards, and the 
caul that is above the liver, and the 
two kidneys, and the fat that is upon 
them, and burn them upon the altar. 

14 But the flesh of the bullock, and 
his skin, and his dung, shalt thou 
burn with fire without the camp ; it 
is a sin offering. 

15 Thou shalt also take one ram ; 
and Aaron and his- sons shall put 
their hands upon the head of the 
ram. 

16 And thou shalt slay the ram, 
and thou shalt take his blood, and 
sprinkle it round about upon the altar. 

17 And thou shalt cut the ram in 
pieces, and wash the inwards of him. 
and his legs, and put them unto his 
pieces, and unto his head. 

18 And thou shalt burn the whole 
ram upon the altar: it is a burnt 
offering unto the Lord ; it is a sweet 
savour, an offering made by fire unto 
the Lord. 

19 And thou shalt take the other 
ram ; and Aaron and his sons shall 
put their hands upon the head of the 
ram. 

20 Then shalt thou kill the ram, 
and take of his blood, and put it 
upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, 
and upon the tip of the right ear of 
his sons, and upon the thumb of their 
right hand, and upon the great toe 
of their right foot, and sprinkle the 
blood upon the altar round about. 

21 And thou shalt take of the blood 
that is upon the altar, and of the 
anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon 
Aaron, and upon his garments, and 
upon his sons, and upon the garments 
of his sons with him; and he shall 
be hallowed, and his garments, and 
his sons, and his sons' garments with 
him. 

22 Also thou shalt take of the ram 
the fat and the rump, and the fat 
that covereth the inwards, and the 
caul above the liver, and the two 
kidneys, and the fat that is upon 
them, and the right shoulder; for it 
is a ram of consecration ; 

23 And one loaf of bread, and one 
cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, 
out of the basket of the unleavened 
bread that is before the Lord ; 

24 And thou shalt put all in the 
hands of Aaron, and in the hands of 



his sons ; and shalt wave them for a 
wave offering before the Lord. 

25 And thou shalt receive them of 
their hands, and burn them upon the 
altar for a burnt offering, for a sweet 
savour before the Lord ; it is an offer 
ing made by fire unto the Lord. 

26 And thou shalt take the breast 
of the ram of Aaron's consecration, 
and wave it for a wave offering be 
fore the Lord; and it' shall be thy 
part. 

27 And thou shalt sanctify the 
breast of the wave offering, and the 
shoulder of the heave offering, which 
is waved, and which is heaved up, of 
the ram of the consecration, even of 
that which is for Aaron, and of that 
which is for his sons ; 

28 And it shall be Aaron's and his 
sons' by a statute for ever from the 
children of Israel ; for it is a heave 
offering; and it shall be a heave offer 
ing from the children of Israel of the 
sacrifice of their peace offerings, even 
their heave offering unto the Lord. 

29 And the holy garments of Aaron 
shall be his sons' after him, to be 
anointed therein, and to be conse 
crated in them. 

30 And that son that is priest in 
his stead shall put them on seven 
days, when he cometh into the taber 
nacle of the congregation to minister 
in the holy place. 

31 And thou shalt take the ram of 
the consecration, and seethe his flesh 
in the holy place. 

32 And Aaron and his sons shall 
eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread 
that is in the basket, by the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation. 

33 And they shall eat those things 
wherewith the atonement was made, 
to consecrate and to sanctify them ; 
but a stranger shall not eat thereof, 
because they are holy. 

34 And if aught of the flesh of the 
consecrations, or of the bread, remain 
unto the morning, then thou shalt 
burn the remainder with fire ; it shall 
not be eaten, because it is holy. 

35 And thus shalt thou do unto 
Aaron, and to his sons, according to 
all things which I have commanded 
thee ; seven days shalt thou conse 
crate them. 

36 And thou shalt offer every day 
a bullock for a sin offering for atone 



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EXODUS. 



inent; and thou shalt cleanse the al 
tar, when thou hrvst made an atone 
ment for it, and thou shalt anoint it, 
to sanctify it. 

37 Seven days thou shalt make an 
atonement for the altar, and sanctify 
it ; and it shall be an altar most holy ; 
whatsoever toucheth the altar shall 
be holy. 

38 Now this is that which thou 
shalt offer upon the altar ; two lambs 
of the first year day by day continu 
ally. 

39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in 
the morning; and the other lamb thou 
shalt offer at even ; 

40 And with the one lamb a tenth 
deal of flour mingled with the fourth 
part of a hin of beaten oil ; and the 
fourth part of a hin of wine for a 
drink offering. 

41 And the other lamb thou shalt 
offer at even, and shalt do thereto ac 
cording to the meat offering of the 
morning, and according to the drink 
offering thereof, for a sweet savour, 
an offering made by fire unto the 
Lord. 

42 This shall be a continual burnt 
offering throughout your generations 
at the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation before the Lord, where 
I will meet you, to speak there unto 
thee. 

43 And there I will meet with the 
children of Israel, and the tabernacle 
shall be sanctified by my glory. 

44 And I will sanctify the taberna 
cle of the congregation, and the 
altar ; I will sanctify also both Aaron 
and his sons, to minister to me in the 
priest's office. 

45 And I will dwell among the chil 
dren of Israel, and will be their God. 

46 And they shall know that I am 
the Lord their God, that brought 
them forth out of the land of Egypt, 
that I may dwell among them ; I am 
the Lord their God. 

CHAPTER XXX. 
The altar of incense The ransom. 

AND thou shalt make an altar to 
burn incense upon ; of shittim 
wood shalt thou make it. 

2 A cubit shall be the length there 
of, and a cubit the breadth thereof; 
four-square shall it be ; and two cu 
bits shall be the height thereof; the 
horns thereof shall be of the same. 



3 And thou shalt overlay it with 
pure gold, the top thereof, and the 
sides thereof round about, and the 
horns thereof: and thou shalt make 
unto it a crown of gold round about. 

4 And two golden rings shalt thou 
make to it under the crown of it, by 
the two corners thereof, upon the two 
sides of it shalt thou make it ; and 
they shall be for places for the staves 
to bear it withal. 

5 And thou shalt make the staves 
of shittim wood, and overlay them 
with gold. 

6 And thou shalt put it before the 
veil that is by the ark of the testi 
mony, before the mercy seat that is 
over the testimony, where I will meet 
with thee. 

7 And Aaron shall burn thereon 
sweet incense every morning ; when 
he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn 
incense upon it. 

8 And when Aaron lighteth the 
lamps at even, he shall burn incense 
upon it, a perpetual incense before 
the Lord throughout your genera 
tions. 

9 Ye shall offer no strange incense 
thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat 
offering ; neither shall ye pour drink 
offering thereon. 

10 And Aaron shall make an atone 
ment upon the horns of it once in a 
year with the blood of the sin offer 
ing of atonements ; once in the year 
shall he make atonement upon it 
throughout your generations; it is 
most holy unto the Lord. 

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

12 When thou takest the sum of the 
children of Israel after their number, 
then shall they give every man a 
ransom for his soul unto the Lord, 
when thou numberest them; that 
there be no plague among them, when 
thou numberest them. 

13 This they shall give, every one 
that passeth among them that are 
numbered, half a shekel after the 
shekel of the sanctuary ; (a shekel is 
twenty gerahs;) a half shekel shall 
be the offering of the Lord. 

14 Every one that passeth among 
them that are numbered, from twen 
ty years old and above, shall give an 
offering unto the Lord. 

15 The rich shall not give more, and 



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the poor shall not give less, than 
half a shekel, when they give an of 
fering unto the Lord, to make an 
atonement for your souls. 

16 And thou shalt take the atone 
ment money of the children of Israel, 
and shalt appoint it for the service 
of the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion ; that it may be a memorial unto 
the children of Israel before the 
Lord, to make an atonement for your 
souls. 

17 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

18 Thou shalt also make a laver of 
brass, and his foot also of brass, to 
wash withal; and thou shalt put it 
between the tabernacle of the con 
gregation and the altar, and thou 
shalt put water therein. 

19 For Aaron and his sons shall 
wash their hands and their feet 
thereat ; 

20 When they go into the taberna 
cle of the congregation, they shall 
wash with water, that they die not ; 
or when they come near to the altar 
to minister, to burn offering made by 
fire unto the Lord ; 

21 So they shall wash their hands 
and their feet, that they die not; 
and it shall be a statute for ever to 
them, even to him and to his seed 
throughout their generations. 

22 Moreover the Lord spake unto 
Moses, saying, 

23 Take thou also unto thee princi 
pal spices, of pure myrrh five hun 
dred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon 
half so much, even two hundred and 
fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus 
two hundred and fifty shekels, 

24 And of cassia five hundred she 
kels, after the shekel of the sanctu 
ary, and of oil olive a hin ; 

25 And thou shalt make it an oil 
of holy ointment, an ointment com 
pound after the art of the apothe 
cary ; it shall be a holy anointing oil. 

26 And thou shalt anoint the taber 
nacle of the congregation therewith, 
and the ark of the testimony, 

27 And the table and all his vessels, 
and the candlestick and his vessels, 
and the altar of incense, 

28 And the altar of burnt offering 
with all his vessels, and the laver and 
his foot. 

29 And thou shalt sanctify them, 



that they may be most holy ; whatso 
ever toucheth them shall be holy. 

30 And thou shalt anoint Aaron 
and his sons, and consecrate them 
that they may minister unto me in 
the priest's office. 

31 And thou shalt speak unto the 
children of Israel, saying, This shall 
be a holy anointing oil unto me 
throughout your generations. 

32 Upon man's flesh shall it not be 
poured, neither shall ye make any 
other like it, after the composition of 
it: it is holy, and it shall be holy 
unto you. 

33 Whosoever compoundeth any 
like it, or whosoever putteth any of 
it upon a stranger, shall even be cut 
off from his people. 

34 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, 
and onycha, and galbanum ; these 
sweet spices with pure frankin 
cense ; of each shall there be a like 
weight; 

35 And thou shalt make it a per 
fume, a confection after the art of 
the apothecary, tempered together, 
pure and holy ; 

36 And thou shalt beat some of it 
very small, and put of it before the 
testimony in the tabernacle of the 
congregation, where I will meet with 
thee ; it shall be unto you most holy. 

37 And as for the perfume which 
thou shalt make, ye shall not make 
to yourselves according to the com 
position thereof; it shall be unto thee 
holy for the Lord. 

38 Whosoever shall make like un 
to that, to smell thereto, shafll even 
be cut off from his people. 

CHAPTER XXXI. 

Bezaled and Aholiab cattedrThe sabbath 
The two tables. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 See, I have called by name Beza- 
leel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, 
of the tribe of Judah ; 

3 And I have filled him with the 
Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in un 
derstanding, and in knowledge, and 
in all manner of workmanship, 

4 To devise cunning works, to work 
in gold, and in silver, and in brass, 

5 And in cutting of stones, to set 
them, and in carving of timber, to 
work in all manner of workmanship 



116 



EXODUS. 



6 And I, behold, I have given with 
him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, 
of the tribe of Dan ; and in the hearts 
of all that are wise-hearted I have 
put wisdom, that they may make all 
that I have commanded thee ; 

7 The tabernacle of the congrega 
tion, and the ark of the testimony, 
and the mercy seat that is there 
upon, and all the furniture of the 
tabernacle, 

8 And the table and his furnitm'e, 
and the pure candlestick with all his 
furniture, and the altar of incense, 

9 And the altar of burnt offering 
with all his furniture, and the laver 
and his foot, 

10 And the clothes of service, and 
the holy garments of Aaron the 
priest, and the garments of his sons, 
to minister in the priest's office, 

11 And the anointing oil, and sweet 
incense for the holy place ; according 
to all that I have commanded thee 
shall they do. 

12 And the Lord spake unto Mo 
ses, saying, 

13 Speak thou also unto the chil 
dren of Israel, saying, Verily my 
sabbaths ye shall keep ; for it is a 
sign between me and you through 
out your generations; that ye may 
know that I am the Lord that doth 
sanctify you. 

14 Ye shall keep the sabbath there 
fore ; for it is holy unto you. Every 
one that defileth it shall surely be 
put to death; for whosoever doeth 
any work therein, that soul shall be 
cut off from among his people. 

15 Six days may work be done ; 
but in the seventh is the sabbath of 
rest, holy to the Lord ; whosoever 
doeth any work in the sabbath day, 
he shall surely be put to death. 

16 Wherefore the children of Israel 
shall keep the sabbath, to observe the 
sabbath throughout their generations, 
for a perpetual covenant. 

17 It is a sign between me and the 
children of Israel for ever ; for in six 
days the Lord made heaven and 
earth, and on the seventh day he 
rested, and was refreshed. 

18 And he gave unto Moses, when 
he had made an end of communing 
with him upon mount Sinai, two 
tables of testimony, tables of stone, 
written with the finger of God. 



CHAPTER 
Aaron maketh a calf Moses breaketh the 
tables He pray eth for the people. 

AND when the people saw that 
Moses delayed to come down 
out of the mount, the people gather 
ed themselves together unto Aaron, 
and said unto him, Up, make us gods, 
which shall go before us j for as for 
this Moses, the man that brought us 
up out of the land of Egypt, we know 
not what is become of him. 

2 And Aaron said unto them, Break 
off the golden ear-rings, which are in 
the ears of your wives, of your sons, 
and of your daughters, and bring 
them unto me. 

3 And all the people brake off the 
golden ear-rings which were in their 
ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 

4 And he received them at their 
hand, and fashioned it with a gra 
ving tool, after he had made it a mol 
ten calf; and they said, These be thy 
gods, Israel, which brought thee 
up out of the land of Egypt. 

5 And when Aaron saw it, he built 
an altar before it ; and Aaron made 
proclamation, and said, To-morrow 
is a feast to the Lord. 

6 And they rose up early on the 
morrow, and offered burnt offerings, 
and brought peace offerings ; and the 
people sat down to eat and to drink, 
and rose up to play. 

7 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Go, get thee down ; for thy people, 
which thou broughtest out of the land 
of Egj'pt, have corrupted themselves; 

8 They have turned aside quickly 
out of the way which I commanded 
them ; they have made them a mol 
ten calf, and have worshipped it, and 
have sacrificed thereunto, and said, 
These be thy gods, Israel, which 
have brought thee up out of the land 
of Egypt. 

9 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
I have seen this people, and, behold, 
it is a stiff-necked people ; 

10 Now therefore let ine alone, 
that my wrath may wax hot against 
them, and that I may consume them; 
and I will make of thee a great na 
tion. 

11 And Moses besought the Lord 
his God, and said, Lord, why doth 
thy wrath wax hot against thy peo 
ple, which thou hast brought forth 



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out of the land of Egypt with great 
power, and with a mighty hand ? 

12 Wherefore should the Egyp 
tians speak, and say, For mischief 
did he bring them out, to slay them 
in the mountains, and to consume 
them from the face of the earth? 
Turn from thy fierce wrath. Thy 
people will repent of this evil ; there 
fore come thou not out against them. 

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and 
Israel, thy servants, to whom thou 
swarest by thine own self, and saidst 
unto them, I will multiply your seed 
as the stars of heaven, and all this 
land that I have spoken of will I 
give unto your seed, and they shall 
inherit it for ever. 

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
If they will repent of the evil which 
they have done, I will spare them, 
and turn away my fierce wrath ; but, 
behold, thou shalt execute my judg 
ment upon all that will not repent 
of this evil this day. Therefore, see 
thou do this thing that I have com 
manded thee, or I will execute all 
that which I had thought to do unto 
my people. 

15 And Moses turned, and went 
down from the mount, and the two 
tables of the testimony were in his 
hand ; the tables were written on 
both their sides ; on the one side and 
on the other were they written. 

16 And the tables were the work 
of God, and the writing was the wri 
ting of God, graven upon the tables. 

17 And when Joshua heard the 
noise of the people as they shouted, 
he said unto Moses, There is a noise 
of war in the camp. 

18 And he said, It is not the voice 
of them that shout for mastery, 
neither is it the voice of them that 
cry for being overcome ; but the noise 
of them that sing do I hear. 

19 And it came to pass, as soon as 
he came nigh unto the camp, that he 
saw the calf, and the dancing; and 
Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast 
the tables out of his hands, and brake 
them beneath the mount. 

20 And he took the calf which they 
had made, and burnt it in the fire, 
and ground it to powder, and strewed 
it upon the water, and made the 
children of Israel drink of it. 

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, 



What did this people unto thee, that 
thou hast brought so great a sin upon 
them? 

22 And Aaron said, Let not the 
anger of my lord wax hot ; thou 
knowest the people, that they are set 
on mischief. 

23 For they said unto me, Make us 
gods, which shall go before us; for 
as for this Moses, the man that 
brought us up out of the land of 
Egypt, we know not what is become of 
him. 

24 And I said unto them, Whoso 
ever hath any gold, let them break it 
oif. So they gave it me : then I cast 
it into the fire, and there came out 
this calf. 

25 And when Moses saw that the 
people were naked, (for Aaron had 
made them naked unto their shame 
among their enemies,) 

26 Then Moses stood in the gate of 
the camp, and said, Who is on the 
Lord's side ? let him come unto me. 
And all the sons of Levi gathered 
themselves together unto him. 

27 And he said unto them, Thus 
saith the Lord God of Israel, Put 
every man his sword by his side, and 
go iu and out from gate to gate 
throughout the camp, and slay every 
man his brother, and every man his 
companion, and every man his neigh 
bour. 

28 And the children of Levi did 
according to the word of Moses ; and 
there fell of the people that day 
about three thousand men. 

29 For Moses had said, Consecrate 
yourselves to day to the Lord, even 
every man upon his son, and upon 
his brother; that he may bestow 
upon you a blessing this day. 

30 And it came to pass on the 
morrow, that Moses said unto the 
people, Ye have sinned a great sin ; 
and now I will go up unto the Lord : 
peradventure I shall make an atone 
ment for your sin. 

31 And Moses returned unto the 
Lord, and said, Oh, this people have 
sinned a great sin, and have ma.de 
them gods of gold. 

32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive 
their sin ; and if not, blot me, I 

Eray thee, out of thy book which thou 
ast written. 

33 And the Lord said unto Moses- 



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EXODUS. 



Whosoever hath sinned against me, 
him will I blot out of my book. 

34 Therefore now go, lead the people 
unto the place of which I have 
spoken unto thee ; behold, mine 
Angel shall go before thee; never 
theless, in the day when I visit, I will 
visit their sin upon them. 

35 And the Lord plagued the people, 
because they worshipped the calf, 
which Aaron made. 

CHAPTER XXXIII. 

The people murmur The tabernacle is re 
moved Tfie Lord talketh with Moses. 
AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
Depart, and go up hence, thou 
and the people which thou hast 
brought up out of the land of Egypt, 
unto a land flowing with milk and 
honey, the land which I sware unto 
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, say 
ing, Unto thy seed will I give it ; 

2 And I will send an Angel before 
thee; and I will drive out the 
Canaanite, the Atnorite, and the Hit- 
tite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, 
and the Jebusite ; 

3 Unto a land flowing with milk and 
honey ; for I will not go up in the 
midst of thee ; for thou art a stiff- 
necked people ; lest I consume thee 
in the way. 

4 And when the people heard these 
evil tidings, they mourned ; and no 
man did put on him his ornaments. 

5 For the Lord had said unto Moses, 
Say unto the children of Israel, Ye 
are a stiff-necked people ; I will come 
up into the midst of thee in a moment, 
and consume thee ; therefore now put 
off thy ornaments from thee, that I 
may know what to do unto thee. 

6 And the children of Israel stripped 
themselves of their ornaments by the 
mount Horeb. 

7 And Moses took the tabernacle, 
and pitched it without the camp, afar 
off from the camp, and called it the 
Tabernacle of the congregation. And 
it came to pass, that every one which 
sought the Lord went out unto the 
tabernacle of the congregation, which 
was without the camp. 

8 And it came to pass, when Moses 
went out unto the tabernacle, that all 
the people rose up, and stood every 
man at his tent door, and looked after 
Moses, until he was gone into the 
tabernacle. 



9 And it came to pass, as Moses 
entered into the tabernacle, the 
cloudy pillar descended, and stood at 
the door of the tabernacle, and the 
Lord talked with Moses. 

10 And all the people saw the cloudy 
pillar stand at the tabernacle door; 
and all the people rose up and wor 
shipped, every man in his tent door. 

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
face to face, as a man speaketh unto 
his friend. And he turned again 
into the camp; but his servant 
Joshua, the son of Nun, a young 
man, departed not out of the taber 
nacle. 

12 And Moses said unto the Lord, 
See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up 
this people ; and thou hast not let me 
know whom thou wilt send with me. 
Yet thou hast said, I know thee by 
name, and thou hast also found grace 
in my sight. 

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I 
have found grace in thy sight, show 
me now thy way, that I may know 
thee, that I may find grace in thy 
sight ; and consider that this nation 
is thy people. 

14 And he said, My presence shall 
go with thee, and I will give thee 
rest. 

15 And he said unto him, If thy 
presence go not with me, carry us 
not up hence. 

16 For wherein shall it be known 
here that I and thy people have found 
grace in thy sight ? is it not in that 
thou goest with us ? So shall we be 
separated, I and thy people, from all 
the people that are upon the face of 
the earth. 

17 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
I will do this thing also that thou 
hast spoken; for thou hast found 
grace in my sight, and I know thee 
by name. 

18 And he said, I beseech thee, show 
me thy glory. 

19 And he said, I will make all my 
goodness pass before thee, and I will 
proclaim the name of the Lord before 
thee ; and will be gracious to whom I 
will be gracious, and will show mercy 
on whom I will show mercy. 

20 And he said unto Moses, Thou 
canst not see my face at this time, 
lest mine anger is kindled against 
thee also, and I destroy thee, and thy 



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people ; for there shall no man among 
them see me at this time, and live, 
for they are exceeding sinful. And 
no sinful man hath at any time, 
neither shall there be any sinful man 
at any time, that shall see my face 
and live. 

21 Behold, thou shalt stand upon a 
rock, and I will prepare a place by 
me for thee. 

22 And it shall come to pass, while 
my glory passeth by, that I will put 
thee in a cleft of a rock, and cover 
thee with my hand while I pass by. 

23 And I will take away mine hand, 
and thou shalt see my back parts, 
but my face shall not be seen, as at 
other times j for I am angry with my 
people Israel. 

CHAPTER XXXIV. 

The tables renewed Moses cometh down with 
the tables His face shineth. 

AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
Hew thee two other tables of 
stone, like unto the first, and I will 
write upon them also, the words of 
the Kw, according as they were writ 
ten au the first on the tables which 
thou brakest ; but it shall not be ac 
cording to the first, for I will take 
away the priesthood out of their 
midst; therefore my holy order, and 
the ordinances thereof, shall not go 
before them; for my presence shall 
not go up in their midst, lest I de 
stroy them. 

2 But I will give unto them the law 
as at the first, but it shall be after the 
law of a carnal commandment; for I 
have sworn in my wrath, that they 
shall not enter into my presence, into 
my rest, in the days of their pilgrim 
age. Therefore do as I have com 
manded thee, and be ready in the 
morning, and come up in the morning 
unto mount Sinai, and present thy 
self there to me, in the top of the 
mount. 

3 And no man shall come up with 
thee, neither let any man be seen 
throughout all the mount; neither 
let the flocks nor herds feed before 
that mount. 

4 And Moses hewed two tables of 
stone like unto the first ; and he rose 
up early in the morning, and went 
up unto mount Sinai, as the Lord 
had commanded him, and took in his 
hand the two tables of stone. 



5 And the Lord descended in the 
cloud, and stood with him there, and 
proclaimed the name of the Lord. 

6 And the Lord passed by before 
him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The 
Lord God, merciful and gracious, 
long-suffering, and abundant in good 
ness and truth, 

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, for 
giving iniquity and transgression and 
sin, and that will by no means clear 
the rebellious; visiting the iniquity 
of the fathers upon the children, and 
upon the children's children, unto 
the third and to the fourth generation. 

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed 
his head toward the earth, and wor 
shipped. 

9 And he said, If now I have found 
grace in thy sight, Lord, let my 
Lord, I pray thee, go among us ; for 
it is a stiff-necked people ; and pardon 
our iniquity and our sin, and take 
us for thine inheritance. 

10 And he said, Behold, I make a 
covenant ; before all thy people I will 
do marvels, such as have not been 
done in all the earth, nor in any 
nation; and all the people among 
which thou art shall see the work of 
the Lord; for it is a terrible thing 
that I will do with thee. 

11 Observe thou that which I com 
mand thee this day ; behold, I drive 
out before thee the Amorite, and the 
Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the 
Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the 
Jebusite. 

12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou 
make a covenant with the inhabi 
tants of the land whither thou goest, 
lest it be for a snare in the midst of 
thee : 

1 3 But ye shall destroy their altars, 
break their images, and cut down 
their groves ; 

14 For thou shalt worship no other 

fod ; for the Lord, whose name is 
ehovah, is a jealous God. 

15 Lest thou make a covenant with 
the inhabitants of the land, and they 
go a whoring after their gods, and do 
sacrifice unto their gods, and one call 
thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice ; 

16 And thou take of their daughters 
unto thy sons, and their daughters 
go a whoring after their gods, and 
make thy sons go a whoring aftei 
their gods. 



120 



EXODUS. 



17 Thou shalt make thee no molten 
gods. 

18 The feast of unleavened bread 
shalt thou keep, Seven days thou 
shalt oat unleavened bread, as I com 
manded thee, in the time of the 
month Abib ; for in the month Abib 
thou earnest out from Egypt. 

19 All that openeth the matrix is 
mine ; and every firstling among thy 
cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is 
male. 

20 But the firstling of an ass thou 
shalt redeem with a lamb ; and if 
thou redeem him not, then shalt thou 
break bis neck. All the first-born of 
thy sons thou shalt redeem. And 
none shall appear before me empty. 

21 Six days thou shalt work, but 
on the seventh day thou shalt rest ; 
in earing-time and in harvest thou 
shalt rest. 

22 And thou shalt observe the feast 
of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat 
harvest, and the feast of ingathering 
at the year's end. 

23 Thrice in the year shall all your 
men children appear before the Lord 
God, the God of Israel. 

24 For I will cast out the nations 
before thee, and enlarge thy borders; 
neither shall any man desire thy 
land, when thou shalt go up to ap 
pear before the Lord thy God thrice 
in the year. 

25 Thou shalt not offer the blood of 
my sacrifice with leaven ; neither 
shall the sacrifice of the feast of the 
passover be left unto the morning. 

26 The first of the first-fruits of thy 
land thou shalt bring unto the house 
of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt 
not seethe a kid in his mother's 
milk. 

27 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Write thou these words ; for after the 
tenor of these words I have made a 
covenant with thee and with Israel. 

28 And he was there with the Lord 
forty days and forty nights ; he did 
neither eat bread, nor drink water. 
And he wrote upon the tables the 
words of the covenant, the ten com 
mandments. 

29 And it came to pass, when Moses 
came down from mount Sinai with 
the two tables of testimony in Moses' 
hand, when he came down from the 
mount, that Moses wist not that 



the skin of his face shone while he 
talked with him. 

30 And when Aaron and all the 
children of Israel saw Moses, behold, 
the skin of his face shone ; and they 
were afraid to come nigh him. 

31 And Moses called unto them; 
and Aaron and all the rulers of the 
congregation returned unto him ; and 
Moses talked with them. 

32 And afterward all the children 
of Israel came nigh; and he gave 
them in commandment all that the 
Lord had spoken with him in mount 
Sinai. 

33 And till Moses had done speak 
ing with them, he put a veil on hia 
face. 

34 But when Moses went in before 
the Lord to speak with him, he took 
the veil off, until he came out. And 
he came out, and spake unto the chil 
dren of Israel that which he was 
commanded. 

35 And the children of Israel saw 
the face of Moses, that the skin of 
Moses' face shone , and Moses put 
the veil upon his face again, uaiil he 
went in to speak with the Lord. 

CHAPTER XXXV. 

The sabbath TJie free gifts for the taber 
nacle The readiness of the people, to offer. 
AND Moses gathered all the con 
gregation of the children of Is 
rael together, and said unto them, 
These are the words which the Lord 
hath commanded, that ye should do 
them. 

2 Six days shall work be done, but 
on the seventh day there shall be to 
you a holy day, a sabbath of rest to 
the Lord ; whosoever doeth work 
therein shall be put to death. 

3 Ye shall kindle no fire through 
out your habitations upon the sab 
bath day. 

4 And Moses spake unto all the 
congregation of the children of Israel, 
saying, This is the thing which the 
Lord commanded, saying, 

5 Take ye from among you an offer 
ing unto the Lord ; whosoever is of a 
willing heart, let him bring it, an 
offering of the Lord ; gold, and sil 
ver, and brass, 

6 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine linen, and goats' hair, 

7 And rams' skins dyed red, ani 
badgers' skins, and shittim wood. 



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121 



8 And oil for the light, and spices 
for anointing oil, and for the sweet 
incense, 

9 And onyx stones, and stones to be 
set for the ephod, and for the breast 
plate. 

10 And every wise-hearted among 
you shall come, and make all that 
the Lord hath commanded ; 

11 The tabernacle, his tent, and his 
covering, his taches, and his boards, 
his bars, his pillars, and his sockets ; 

12 The ark, and the staves thereof, 
with the mercy seat, and the veil of 
the covering ; 

13 The table, and his staves, and 
all his vessels, and the showbread; 

14 The candlestick also for the light, 
and his furniture, and his lamps, with 
the oil for the light; 

15 And the incense altar, and his 
staves, and the anointing oil, and the 
sweet incense, and the hanging for 
the door at the entering in of the 
tabernacle ; 

16 The altar of burnt offering, with 
his brazen grate, his staves, and all 
his vessels, the laver and his foot; 

17 The hangings of the court, his 
pillars, and their sockets, and the 
hanging for the door of the court ; 

18 The pins of the tabernacle, and 
the pins of the court, and their 
cords ; 

19 The clothes of service, to do ser 
vice in the holy place, the holy gar 
ments for Aaron the priest, and the 
garments of his sons, to minister in 
the priest's office. 

20 And all the congregation of the 
children of Israel departed from the 
presence of Moses. 

21 And they came, every one whose 
heart stirred him up, and every one 
whom his spirit made willing, and 
they brought the Lord's offering to 
the work of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and for all his service, 
and for the holy garments. 

22 And they came, both men and 
women, as many as were willing- 
hearted, and brought bracelets, and 
earrings, and rings, and tablets, all 
jewels of gold ; and every man that 
offered, offered an offering of gold 
unto the Lord. 

23 And every man, with whom was 
'ound blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine linen, and goats' hair, and 

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red skins of rams, and badgers' skins, 
brought them. 

24 Every one that did offer an offer 
ing of silver and brass brought the 
Lord's offering; and every man, with 
whom was found shittirn wood for any 
work of the service, brought it. 

25 And all the women that were 
wise-hearted did spin with their 
hands, and brought that which they 
had spun, both of blue, and of pur 
ple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. 

26 And all the women whose heart 
stirred them up in wisdom spun 
goats' hair. 

27 And the rulers brought onyx 
stones, and stones to be set, for the 
ephod, and for the breastplate ; 

28 And spice, and oil for the light, 
and for the anointing oil, and for the 
sweet incense. 

29 The children of Israel brought a 
willing offering unto the Lord, every 
man and woman, whose heart made 
them willing to bring for all manner 
of work, which the Lord had com 
manded to be made by the hand of 
Moses. 

30 And Moses said unto the children 
of Israel, See, the Lord hath called 
by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the 
son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah ; 

31 And he hath filled him with the 
Spirit of God, in wisdom, in under 
standing, and in knowledge, and in 
all manner of workmanship ; 

32 And to devise curious works, to 
work in gold, and in silver, and in 
brass, 

33 And in the cutting of stones, to 
set them, and in carving of wood, to 
make any manner of cunning work. 

34 And he hath put in his heart 
that he may teach, both he, and 
Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of 
the tribe of Dan. 

35 Them hath he filled with wisdom 
of heart, to work all manner of work, 
of the engraver, and of the cunning 
workman, and of the embroiderer, in 
blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in 
fine linen, and of the weaver, even of 
them that do any work, and of those 
that devise cunning work. 

CHAPTER XXXVI. 
The embettishment of tlie tabernacle Tht 

covering of skim. 

niHEN wrought Bezaleel and Aho- 
JL liab, and every wise-hearted man. 



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in whom the Lord put wisdom and 
understanding to know how to work 
all manner of work for the service of 
the sanctuary, according to all that 
the Lord had commanded. 

2 And Moses called Bezaleel and 
Aholiab, and every wise-hearted man, 
in whose heart the Lord had put 
wisdom, even every one whose heart 
stirred him up to come unto the work 
to do it; 

3 And they received of Moses all 
the offering, which the children of 
Israel had brought for the work of 
the service of the sanctuary, to make 
it withal. And they brought yet unto 
him free offerings every morning. 

4 And all the wise men, that wrought 
all the work of the sanctuary, came 
every man from his work which they 
made; 

5 And they spake unto Moses, say 
ing, The people bring much more 
than enough for the service of the 
work, which the Lord commanded to 
make. 

6 And Moses gave commandment, 
and they caused it to be proclaimed 
through out the camp, saying, Let 
neither man nor woman make any 
more work for the offering of the 
sanctuary. So the people were re 
strained from bringing. 

7 For the stuff they had was suffi 
cient for all the work to make it, and 
too much. 

8 And every wise-hearted man 
among them that wrought the work 
of the tabernacle made ten curtains 
of fine twined linen, and blue, and 
purple, and scarlet; with cherubim 
of cunning work made he them. 

9 The length of one curtain was 
twenty and eight cubits, and the 
breadth of one curtain four cubits ; 
the curtains were all of one size. 

10 And he coupled the five curtains 
one unto another ; and the other five 
curtains he coupled one unto another. 

11 And he made loops of blue on 
the edge of one curtain from the sel 
vedge in the coupling; likewise he 
made in the uttermost side of another 
curtain, in the coupling of the second. 

12 Fifty loops made he in one cur 
tain, and fifty loops made he in the 
edge of the curtain which was in the 
coupling of the second ; the loops 
held one curtain to another. 



of gold, 



EXODUS. 

13 And he made fifty taches 

and coupled the curtains one unto 
another with the taches ; so it be 
came one tabernacle. 

14 And he made curtains of goats' 
hair for the tent over the tabernacle ; 
eleven curtains he made them. 

15 The length of one curtain was 
thirty cubits, and four cubits was the 
brea,dthof one curtain; the eleven cur 
tains were of one size. 

16 And he coupled five curtains by 
themselves, and six curtains by them 
selves. 

17 And he made fifty loops upon 
the uttermost edge of the curtain in 
the coupling, and fifty loops made he 
upon the edge of the curtain which 
coupleth the second. 

18 And he made fifty taches of 
brass to couple the tent together, 
that it might be one. 

19 And he made a covering for the 
tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a 
covering of badgers' skins above that. 

20 And he made boards for the 
tabernacle of shittim wood, standing 
up. 

21 The length of a board was ten 
cubits, and the breadth of a board 
one cubit and a half. 

22 One board had two tenons equally 
distant one from another; thus did 
he make for all the boards of the 
tabernacle. 

23 And he made boards for the 
tabernacle ; twenty boards for the 
south side southward ; 

24 And forty sockets of silver he 
made under the twenty boards ; two 
sockets under one board for his two 
tenons, and two sockets under an 
other board for his two tenons. 

25 And for the other side of the 
tabernacle, which is toward the north 
corner, he made twenty boards, 

26 And their forty sockets of silver; 
two sockets under one board, and two 
sockets under another board. 

27 And for the sides of the taberna 
cle westward he made six boards. 

28 And two boards made he for the 
corners of the tabernacle in the two 
sides. 

29 And they were coupled beneath, 
and coupled together at the head 
thereof, to one ring ; thus he did to 
both of them in both the corners. 

30 And there were eight boards; 



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and their sockets were sixteen sock 
ets of silver, under every board two 
sockets. 

31 And he made bars of shittim 
wood ; five for the boards of the one 
side of the tabernacle, 

32 And five bars for the boards of 
the other side of the tabernacle, and 
five bars for the boards of the taber 
nacle, for the sides westward. 

33 And he made the middle bar to 
shoot through the boards from the one 
end to the other. 

34 And he overlaid the boards with 
gold, and made their rings of gold to 
be places for the bars, and overlaid 
the bars with gold. 

35 And he made a veil of blue, and 
purple and scarlet, and fine twined 
linen ; with cherubim made he it of 
cunning work. 

36 And he made thereunto four pil 
lars of shittim wood, and overlaid 
them with gold ; their hooks were of 
gold ; and he cast for them four sock 
ets of silver. 

37 And he made a hanging for the 
tabernacle door of blue, and purple, 
and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of 
needlework ; 

38 And the five pillars of it with 
their hooks ; and he overlaid their 
chapiters and their fillets with gold ; 
but their five sockets were of brass. 

CHAPTER XXXVII. 
The furnishing of the tabernacle. 

AND Bezaleel made the ark of 
shittim wood ; two cubits and 
a half was the length of it, and a cubit 
and a half the breadth of it, and a 
cubit and a half the height of it; 

2 And he overlaid it with pure gold 
within and without, and made a crown 
of gold to it round about. 

3 And he cast for it four rings of 
gold, to be set by the four corners of 
it; even two rings upon the one side 
of it, and two rings upon the other 
side of it. 

4 And he made staves of shittim 
wood, and overlaid them with gold. 

5 And he put the staves into the 
rings by the sides of the ark, to bear 
the ark. 

6 And he made the mercy seat of 
pure gold ; two cubits and a half was 
the length thereof, and one cubit and 
a half the breadth thereof. 

7 And he made two cherubim of 



gold, beaten out of one piece made 
he them, on the two ends of the mercy 
seat ; 

8 One cherub on the end on this 
side, and another cherub on the other 
end on that side ; out of the mercy 
seat made he the cherubim on the 
two ends thereof. 

9 And the cherubim spread out their 
wings on high, and covered with their 
wings over the mercy seat, with their 
faces one to another: even to the 
mercy seatward were the faces of the 
cherubim. 

10 And he made the table of shittim 
wood ; two cubits was the length there 
of, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and 
a cubit and a half the height thereof; 

11 And he overlaid it with pure 
gold, and made thereunto a crown of 
gold round about. 

12 Also he made thereunto a bor 
der of a hand-breadth round about; 
and made a crown of gold for the bor 
der thereof round about. 

13 And he cast for it four rings 
of gold, and put the rings upon the 
four corners that were in the four feet 
thereof. 

14 Over against the border were the 
rings, the places for the staves to bear 
the table. 

15 And he made the staves of shit 
tim wood, and overlaid them with 
gold, to bear the table. 

16 And he made the vessels which 
were upon the table, his dishes, and 
his spoons, and his bowls, and his 
covers to cover withal, of pure 
gold. 

17 And he made the candlestick of 
pure gold; of beaten work made he 
the candlestick; his shaft, and his 
branch, his bowls, his knops, and his 
flowers, were of the same ; 

18 And six branches going out of 
the sides thereof; three branches of 
the candlestick out of the one side 
thereof, and three branches of the 
candlestick out of the other side 
thereof; 

19 Three bowls made after the fash 
ion of almonds in one branch, a 
knop and a flower ; and three bowls 
made like almonds in another branch, 
a knop and a flower ; so throughout 
the six branches going out of the 
candlestick. 

20 And in the candlestick were four 



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bowls made like almonds, his knops, 
and his flowers ; 

21 And a knop under two branches 
of the same, and a knop under two 
branches of the same, and a knop 
under two branches of the same, 
according to the six branches going 
out of it. 

22 Their knops and their branches 
were of the same ; all of it was one 
beaten work of pure gold. 

23 And he made his seven lamps, 
and his snuffers, and his snuff-dishes, 
of pure gold. 

24 Of a talent of pure gold made 
he it, and all the vessels thereof. 

25 And he made the incense altar 
of shittim wood ; the length of it was 
a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit; 
it was four-square ; and two cubits 
was the height of it ; the horns there 
of were of the same. 

26 And he overlaid it with pure 
gold, both the top of it, and the sides 
thereof round about, and the horns 
of it; also he made unto it a crown 
of gold round about. 

27 And he made two rings of gold 
for it under the crown thereof, by the 
two corners of it, upon the two sides 
thereof, to be places for the staves to 
bear it withal. 

28 And he made the staves of shit 
tim wood, and overlaid them with gold. 

29 And he made the holy anointing 
oil, and the pure incense of sweet 
spices, according to the work of the 
apothecary. 

CHAPTER XXXVIII. 

TJic. furnishing of the tabernacle. 

AND he made the altar of burnt 
offering of shittim wood; five 
cubits was the length thereof, and 
five cubits the breadth thereof; it 
was four-square ; and three cubits the 
height thereof. 

2 And he made the horns thereof 
on the four corners of it ; the horns 
thereof were of the same ; and he 
overlaid it with brass. 

3 And he made all the vessels of the 
altar, the pots, and the shovels, and 
the basins, and the fleshhooks, and 
the firepans ; all the vessels thereof 
made he of brass. 

4 And he made for the altar a bra 
zen grate of network, under the com 
pass thereof, beneath unto the midst 
of it. 



5 And he cast four rings for the 
four ends of the grate of brass, to be 
places for the staves. 

6 And he made the staves of shitti 
wood, and overlaid them with brass. 

7 And he put the staves into the 
rings on the sides of the altar, to bear 
it withal ; he made the altar hollow 
with boards. 

8 And he made the laver of brass, 
and the foot of it of brass, of the 
looking-glasses of the women assem 
bling, which assembled at the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation. 

9 And he made the court; on tho 
south side southward the hangings 
of the court were of fine twined linen, 
a hundred cubits ; 

10 Their pillars were twenty, and 
their brazen sockets twenty; the 
hooks of the pillars and their fillets 
were of silver. 

11 And for the north side the hang 
ings were a hundred cubits, their pil 
lars were twenty, and their sockets 
of brass twenty ; the hooks of the 
pillars, and their fillets of silver. 

12 And for the west side were hang 
ings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, 
and their sockets ten ; the hooks of 
the pillars and their fillets of silver. 

13 And for the east side eastward 
fifty cubits. 

14 The hangings of the one side of 
the gate were fifteen cubits ; their 
pillars three, and their sockets three. 

15 And for the other side of the 
court-gate, on this hand and that 
hand, were hangings of fifteen cubits; 
their pillars three, and their sockets 
three. 

16 All the hangings of the court 
round about were of fine twined linen. 

17 And the sockets for the pillars 
were of brass; the hooks of the pil 
lars and their fillets of silver; and 
the overlaying of their chapiters of 
silver; and all the pillars of the court 
were filleted with silver. 

18 And the hanging for the gate of 
the court was needlework, of blue, 
and purple, and scarlet, and fine 
twined linen ; and twenty cubits was 
the length, and the height in the 
breadth was five cubits, answerable 
to the hangings of the court. 

19 And their pillars were four, and 
their sockets of brass four; their 
hooks of silver, and the overlaying 



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CHAPTER XXXIX. 



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of their chapiters and their fillets of 
silver. 

20 And all the pins of the taber 
nacle, and of the court round about, 
were of brass. 

21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, 
even of the tabernacle of testimony, 
as it was counted, according to the 
commandment of Moses, for the ser 
vice of the Levites, by the hand of 
Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. 

22 And Bezaleel the son of Uri, 
the son of Hur, of the tribe of Ju- 
dah, made all that the Lord com 
manded Moses. 

23 And with him was Aholiab, son 
of Ahisaraach, of the tribe of Dan, 
an engraver, and a cunning work 
man, and an embroiderer in blue, 
and in purple, and in scarlet, and 
fine linen. 

24 All the gold that was occupied 
for the work in all the work of the 
holy place, even the gold of the offer 
ing, was twenty and nine talents, and 
seven hundred and thirty shekels, 
after the shekel of the sanctuary. 

25 And the silver of them that 
were numbered of the congregation 
was a hundred talents, and a thou 
sand seven hundred and threescore 
and fifteen shekels, after the shekel 
of the sanctuary ; 

26 A bekah for every man, that is, 
half a shekel, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary, for every one that went to 
be numbered, from twenty years old 
and upward, for six hundred thou 
sand and three thousand and five 
hundred and fifty men. 

27 And of the hundred talents of 
silver were cast the sockets of the 
sanctuary, and the sockets of the 
veil ; a hundred sockets of the hun 
dred talents, a talent for a socket. 

28 And of the thousand seven hun 
dred seventy and five shekels he 
made hooks for the pillars, and over 
laid their chapiters, and filleted them. 

29 And the brass of the offering 
was seventy talents, and two thou 
sand and four hundred shekels. 

30 And therewith he made the 
sockets to the door of the tabernacle 
of the congregation, and the brazen 
altar, and the brazen grate for it, and 
all the vessels of the altar, 

31 And the sockets of the court 
round about, and the sockets of the 

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court gate, and all the pins of the 
tabernacle, and all the pins of the 
court round about. 

CHAPTER XXXIX. 

The clothes of service. 

AND of the blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, they made clothes of 
service, to do service in the holy 
place, and made the holy garments 
for Aaron ; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

2 And he made the ephod of gold, 
blue, and purple, and scarlet, and 
fine twined linen. 

3 And they did beat the gold into 
thin plates, and cut it into wires, to 
work it in the blue, and in the pur 
ple, and in the scarlet, and in the 
fine linen, with cunning work. 

4 They made shoulder-pieces for it, 
to couple it together ; by the two 
edges was it coupled together. 

5 And the curious girdle of his 
ephod, that was upon it, was of the 
same, according to the work thereof; 
of gold, blue, and purple, and scarlet, 
and fine twined linen; as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

6 And they wrought onyx stones 
inclosed in ouches of gold, graven, 
as signets are graven, with the names 
of the children of Israel. 

7 And he put them on the shoul 
ders of the ephod, that they should 
be stones for a memorial to the chil 
dren of Israel ; as the Lord com 
manded Moses. 

8 And he made the breastplate of 
cunning work, like the work of the 
ephod ; of gold, blue, and purple, and 
scarlet, and fine twined linen. 

9 It was four-square ; they made 
the breastplate double; a span was 
the length thereof, and a span the 
breadth thereof, being doubled. 

10 And they set in it four rows of 
stones; the first row was a sardius, 
a topaz, and a carbuncle ; this was 
the first row. 

11 And the second row, an emerald, 
a sapphire, and a diamond. 

12 And the third row, a ligure, an 
agate, and an amethyst. 

13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an 
onyx, and a jasper; they were in 
closed in ouches of gold in their in- 
closings. 

14 And the stones were according 
to the names of the children of Is- 



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EXODUS. 



rael, twelve, according to their names, 
like the engravings of a signet, every 
one with his name, according to the 
twelve tribes. 

15 And they made upon the breast 
plate chains at the ends, of wreathen 
work of pure gold. 

16 And they made two ouches of 
gold, and two gold rings, and put the 
two rings in the two ends of the 
breastplate. 

17 And they put the two wreathen 
chains of gold in the two rings on the 
ends of the breastplate. 

18 And the two ends of the two 
wreathen chains they fastened in the 
two ouches, and put them on the 
shoulder-pieces of the ephod, before 
it. 

19 And they made two rings of 
gold, and put them on the two ends 
of the breastplate, upon the border 
of it, which was on the side of the 
ephod inward. 

20 And they made two other golden 
rings, and put them on the two sides 
of the ephod underneath, toward the 
forepart of it, over against the other 
coupling thereof, above the curious 
girdle of the ephod. 

21 And they did bind the breast 
plate by his rings unto the rings of 
the ephod with a lace of blue, that it 
might be above the curious girdle of 
the ephod, and that the breastplate 
might not be loosed from the ephod ; 
as the Lord commanded Moses. 

22 And he made the robe of the 
ephod of woven work, all of blue. 

23 And there was a hole in the 
midst of the robe, as the hole of an 
habergeon, with a band round about 
the hole, that it should not rend. 

24 And they made upon the hems 
of the robe pomegranates of blue, 
and purple, and scarlet, and twined 
linen. 

25 And they made bells of pure 
gold, and put the bells between the 
pomegranates upon the hem of the 
robe, round about between the pome 
granates ; 

26 A bell and a pomegranate, a bell 
and a pomegranate, round about the 
hem of the robe to minister in ; as 
the Lord commanded Moses. 

27 And they made coats of fine 
linen of woven work for Aaron, and 
for his sons, 



28 And a mitre of fine linen, and 
goodly bonnets of fine linen, and 
linen breeches of fine twined linen, 

29 And a girdle of fine twined 
linen, and blue, and purple, and scar 
let, of needlework ; as the Lord com 
manded Moses. 

30 And they made the plate of the 
holy crown of pure gold, and wrote 
upon it a writing, like to the engrav 
ings of a signet, HOLINESS TO 
THE LORD. 

31 And they tied unto it a lace of 
blue, to fasten it on high upon the 
mitre; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

32 Thus was all the work of the 
tabernacle of the tent of the congre 
gation finished ; and the children of 
Israel did according to all that the 
Lord commanded Moses, so did they. 

33 And they brought the taberna 
cle unto Moses, the tent, and all his 
furniture, his taches, his boards, his 
bars, and his pillars, and his sockets; 

34 And the covering of rams' skins 
dyed red, and the covering of badg 
ers' skins, and the veil of the cover 
ing ; 

35 The ark of the testimony, and 
the staves thereof, and the mercy 
seat ; 

36 The table, and all the vessels 
thereof, and the showbread; 

37 The pure candlestick, with the 
lamps thereof, even with the lamps 
to be set in order, and all the vessels 
thereof, and the oil for light ; 

38 And the golden altar, and the an 
ointing oil, and the sweet incense, 
and the hanging for the tabernacle 
door; 

39 The brazen altar, and his grate 
of brass, his staves, and all his ves 
sels, the laver and his foot ; 

40 The hangings of the court, his 
pillars, and his sockets, and the hang 
ing for the court gate, his cords, and 
his pins, and all the vessels of the 
service of the tabernacle, for the tent 
of the congregation ; 

41 The clothes of service to do ser 
vice in the holy place, and the holy 
garments for Aaron the priest, and 
his sons' garments, to minister in the 
priest's office. 

42 According to all that the Lord 
commanded Moses, so the children of 
Israel made all the work. 



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43 And Moses did look upon all the 
work, and, behold, they had done it 
as the Lord had commanded, even so 
had they done it ; and Moses blessed 
them. 

CHAPTER XL. 
The tabernacle is reared A cloud covereth it. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 On the first day of the first month 
shalt thou set up the tabernacle of 
the tent of the congregation. 

3 And thou shalt put therein the 
ark of the testimony, and cover the 
ark with the veil. 

4 And thou shalt bring in the table, 
and set in order the things that are 
to he set in order upon it ; and thou 
shalt bring in the candlestick, and 
light the lamps thereof. 

5 And thou shalt set the altar of 
gold for the incense before the ark of 
the testimony, and put the hanging 
of the door to the tabernacle. 

6 And thou shalt set, the altar of 
the burnt offering before the door of 
the tabernacle of the tent of the con 
gregation. 

7 And thou shalt set the laver be 
tween the tent of the congregation 
and the altar, and shalt put water 
therein. 

8 And thou shalt set up the court 
round about, and hang up the hang 
ing at the court-gate. 

9 And thou shalt take the anoint 
ing oil, and anoint the tabernacle, 
and all that is therein, and shalt 
hallow it, and all the vessels thereof; 
and it shall be holy. 

10 And thou shalt anoint the altar 
of the burnt offering, and all his ves 
sels, and sanctify the altar; and it 
shall be an altar most holy. 

11 And thou shalt anoint the laver 
and his foot, and sanctify it. 

12 And thou shalt bring Aaron and 
his sons unto the door of the taber 
nacle of the congregation, and wash 
them with water. 

13 And thou shalt put upon Aaron 
the holy garments, and anoint him, 
and sanctify him ; that he may min 
ister unto me in the priest's office. 

14 And thou shalt bring his sons, 
and clothe them with coats ; 

15 And thou shalt anoint them, as 
thou didst anoint their father, that 
they may minister unto me in the 



priest's office , for their anointing 
shall surely be an everlasting priest 
hood throughout their generations. 

16 Thus did Moses ; according to 
all that the Lord commanded him, so 
did he. 

17 And it came to pass in the first 
month in the second year, on the first 
day of the month, that the taberna 
cle was reared up. 

18 And Moses reared up the taber 
nacle, and fastened his sockets, and 
set up the boards thereof, and put in 
the bars thereof, and reared up his 
pillars. 

19 And he spread abroad the tent 
over the tabernacle, and put the cov 
ering of the tent above upon it; as 
the Lord commanded Moses. 

20 And he took and put the testi 
mony into the ark, and set the staves 
on the ark, and put the mercy seat 
above upon the ark; 

21 And he brought the ark into the 
tabernacle, and set up the veil of the 
covering, and covered the ark of the 
testimony ; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

22 And he put the table in the tent 
of the congregation, upon the side 
of the tabernacle northward, without 
the veil. 

23 And he set the bread in order 
upon it before the Lord ; as the Lord 
had commanded Moses. 

24 And he put the candlestick in 
the tent of the congregation, over 
against the table, on the side of the 
tabernacle southward. 

25 And he lighted the lamps before 
the Lord ; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

26 And he put the golden altar in 
the tent of the congregation before 
the veil ; 

27 And he burnt sweet incense there 
on ; as the Lord commanded Moses. 

28 And he set up the hanging at 
the door of the tabernacle. 

29 And he put the altar of burnt 
offering by the door of the taberna 
cle of the tent of the congregation, 
and offered upon it the burnt offering 
and the meat offering ; as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

30 And he set the laver between 
the tent of the congregation and the 
altar, and put water there, to wash 
withal. 



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31 And Moses and Aaron and his 
sons washed their hands and their 
feet thereat ; 

32 When they went into the tent of 
the congregation, and when they 
came near unto the altar, they wash 
ed; as the Lord commanded Moses. 

33 And he reared up the court 
round about the tabernacle and the 
altar, and set up the hanging of the 
court-gate. So Moses finished the 
work. 

34 Then a cloud covered the tent of 
the congregation, and the glory of 
the Lord filled the tabernacle. 

35 And Moses was not able to en 



ter into the tent of the congregation, 
because the cloud abode thereon, and 
the glory of the Lord filled the taber 
nacle. 

36 And when the cloud was taken 
up from over the tabernacle, the chil 
dren of Israel went onward in all 
their journeys ; 

37 But if the cloud were not taken 
up, then they journeyed not till the 
day that it was taken up. 

38 For the cloud of the Lord was 
upon the tabernacle by day, and fire 
was on it by night, in the sight of 
all the house of Israel, throughout all 
their journeys. 



LEVITICUS. 



CHAPTER I. 

The burnt offerings. 

AND the Lord called unto Moses, 
and spake unto him out of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, say 
ing, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, If any man of 
you bring an offering unto the Lord, 
ye shall bring your offering of the 
cattle, even of the herd, and of the 
flock. 

3 If his offering be a burnt sacri 
fice of the herd, let him offer a male 
without blemish ; he shall offer it of 
his own voluntary will at the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation 
before the Lord. 

4 And he shall put his hand upon 
the head of the burnt offering ; and 
it shall be accepted for him to make 
atonement for him. 

5 And he shall kill the bullock be 
fore the Lord ; and the priests, 
Aaron's sons, shall bring the blood, 
and sprinkle the blood round about 
upon the altar that is by the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation. 

6 And he shall flay the burnt offer 
ing, and cut it into his pieces. 

7 And the sons of Aaron the priest 
shall put fire upon the altar, and lay 
the wood in order upon the fire ; 

8 And the priests, Aaron's sons, 
shall lay the parts, the head, and the 
fat, in order upon the wood that is on 
the fire which is upon the altar; 

9 But his inwards and his legs shall 



he wash in water; and the priest 
shall burn all on the altar, to be a 
burnt sacrifice, an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. 

10 And if his offering be of the 
flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of 
the goats, for a burnt sacrifice ; 
he shall bring it a male without 
blemish. 

11 And he shall kill it on the side 
of the altar northward before the 
Lord ; and the priests, Aaron's sons, 
shall sprinkle his blood round about 
upon the altar; 

12 And he shall cut it into his 
pieces, with his head and his fat ; 
and the priest shall lay them in or 
der on the wood that is on the fire 
which is upon the altar. 

13 But he shall wash the inward* 
and the legs with water ; and the 
priest shall bring it all, and burn it 
upon the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, 
an offering made by fire, of a sweet 
savour unto the Lord. 

14 And if the burnt sacrifice for 
his offering to the Lord be of fowls, 
then he shall bring his offering of 
turtle doves, or of young pigeons. 

15 And the priest shall bring it un 
to the altar, and wring off his head, 
and burn it on the altar ; and the 
blood thereof shall be wrung out at 
the side of the altar ; 

16 And he shall pluck away his 
crop with his feathers, and cast it be 
side the altar on the east part, by the 
place of the ashes. 



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17 And he shall cleave it with the 
wings thereof, but shall not divide it 
asunder ; and the priest shall burn it 
upon the altar, upon the wood that 
is upon the fire ; it is a burnt sacri 
fice, an offering made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the Lord 

CHAPTER II. 
The meat offerings. 

AND when any 'will offer a meat 
offering unto the Lord, his of 
fering shall be of fine flour; and he 
shall pour oil upon it, and put frank 
incense Ihereon. 

2 And he shall bring it to Aaron's 
sons the priests : and he shall take 
thereout his handful of the flour 
thereof, and of the oil thereof, with 
all the frankincense thereof; and the 
priest shall burn the memorial of it 
upon the altar, to be an offering made 
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the 
Lord; 

3 And the remnant of the meat of 
fering shall be Aaron's and his sons'; 
it is a thing most holy of the offerings 
of the Lord made by fire. 

4 And if thou bring an oblation of 
a neat offering baken in the oven, it 
shall be unleavened cakes of fine 
flour mingled with oil, or unleavened 
wafers anointed with oil. 

5 And if thy oblation be a meat of 
fering baken in a pan, it shall be of 
fine flour unleavened, mingled with 
oil. 

6 Thou shall part it in pieces, and 
pour oil thereon ; it is a meat offering. 

7 And if thy oblation be a meat 
offering baken in the frying-pan, it 
shall be made of fine flour with oil. 

8 And thou shalt bring the meat 
offering that is made of these things 
unto the Lord ; and when it is pre 
sented unto the priest, he shall bring 
it unto the altar. 

9 And the priest shall take from 
the meat offering a memorial thereof, 
and shall burn it upon the altar ; it 
is an offering made by fire, of a sweet 
savour unto the Lord. 

10 And that which is left of the 
meat offering shall be Aaron's and 
his sons' ; it is a thing most holy 
of the offerings of the Lord made by 
fire. 

11 No meat offering, which ye shall 
oring unto the Lord, shall be made 
with leaven ; for ye shall burn no 



leaven, nor any honey, in any offer 
ing of the Lord made by fire. 

12 As for the oblation of the first- 
fruits, ye shall offer them unto the 
Lord : but they shall not be burnt on 
the altar for a sweet savour. 

13 And every oblation of thy meat 
offering shalt thou season with salt ; 
neither shalt thou suffer the salt of 
the covenant of thy God to be lack 
ing from thy meat offering ; with all 
thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. 

14 And if thou offer a meat offer 
ing of thy first-fruits unto the Lord, 
thou shalt offer for the meat offering 
of thy first-fruits green cars of corn 
dried by the fire, even corn beaten 
out of full ears. 

15 And thou shalt put oil upon it, 
and lay frankincense thereon ; it is a 
meat offering. 

16 And the priest shall burn the 
memorial of it, part of the beaten 
corn thereof, and part of the oil 
thereof, with all the frankincense 
thereof; it is an offering made by fire 
unto the Lord. 

CHAPTER III. 
The. peace offerings. 

AND if his oblation be a sacrifice 
of peace offering, if he offer it 
of the herd, whether it be a male or 
female, he shall offer it without blem 
ish before the Lord. 

2 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of his offering, and kill it 
at the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation ; and Aaron's sons the 

Sriests shall sprinkle the blood upon 
ae altar round about. 

3 And he shall offer of the sacrifice 
of the peace offering an offering made 
by fire unto the Lord ; the fat that 
covereth the inwards, and all the fat 
that is upon the inwards, 

4 And the two kidneys, and the 
fat that is on them, which is by the 
flanks, and the caul above the liver, 
with the kidneys, it shall he take 
away. 

5 And Aaron's sons shall burn it 
on the altar upon the burnt sacrifice, 
which is upon the wood that is on 
the fire ; it is an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. 

6 And if his offering for a sacrifice 
of peace offering unto the Lord be 
of the flock, male or female, he shall 
offer it without blemish. 



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7 If he offer a lamb for his offering, 
then shall he offer it before the Lord. 

8 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of his offering, and kill it 
before the tabernacle of the congre 
gation ; and Aaron's sons shall sprin 
kle the blood thereof round about 
upon the altar. 

9 And he shall offer of the sacrifice 
of the peace offering an offering made 
by fire unto the Lord; the fat thereof, 
and the whole rump, it shall he take 
off hard by the backbone ; and the 
fat that covereth the inwards, and all 
the fat that is upon the inwards, 

10 And the two kidneys, and the 
fat that is upon them, which is by 
the flanks, and the caul above the 
liver, with the kidneys, it shall he 
take away. 

11 And the priest shall burn it 
upon the altar; it is the food of the 
offering made by fire unto the Lord. 

12 And if his offering be a goat, then 
he shall offer it before the Lord. 

13 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of it, and kill it before the 
tabernacle of the congregation ; and 
the sons of Aaron shall sprinkle the 
blood thereof upon the altar round 
about. 

14 And he shall offer thereof his 
offering, even an offering made by 
fire unto the Lord ; the fat that cov 
ereth the inwards, and all the fat that 
is upon the inwards, 

15 And the two kidneys, and the fat 
that is upon them, which is by the 
flanks, and the caul above the liver, 
with the kidneys, it shall he take 
away. 

16 And the priest shall burn them 
upon the altar; it is the food of the 
offering made by fire for a sweet sa 
vour ; all the fat is the Lord's. 

17 It shall be a perpetual statute for 
your generations throughout all your 
dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor 
blood. 

CHAPTER IV. 
The sin offerings. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
saying, If a soul shall sin through 
ignorance against any of the com 
mandments of the Lord concerning 
things which ought not to be done, 
and shall do against any of them ; 



3 If the priest that is anointed do 
sin according to the sin of the peo 
ple ; then let him bring for his sin, 
which he hath sinned, a young bul 
lock without blemish unto the Lord 
for a sin offering. 

4 And he shall bring the bullock 
unto the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation before the Lord ; and 
shall lay his hand upon the bullock's 
head, and kill the bullock before the 
Lord. 

5 And the priest that is anointed 
shall take of the bullock's blood, and 
bring it to the tabernacle of the con 
gregation ; 

6 And the priest shall dip his fin 
ger in the blood, and sprinkle of the 
blood seven times before the Lord, 
before the veil of the sanctuary. 

7 And the priest shall put some of 
the blood upon the horns of the altar 
of sweet incense before the Lord, 
which is in the tabernacle of the 
congregation ; and shall pour all the 
blood of the bullock at the bottom of 
the altar of the burnt offering, which 
is at the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. 

8 And he shall take off from it all 
the fat of the bullock for the sin offer 
ing ; the fat that covereth the in 
wards, and all the fat that is upon 
the inwards, 

9 And the two kidneys and the fat 
that is upon them, which is by the 
flanks, and the caul above the liver, 
with the kidneys, it shall he take 
away, 

10 As it was taken off from the bul 
lock of the sacrifice of peace offerings ; 
and the priest shall burn them upon 
the altar of the burnt offering. 

11 And the skin of the bullock, and 
all his flesh, with his head, and with 
his legs, and his inwards, and his 
dung, 

12 Even the whole bullock shall he 
carry forth without the camp unto a 
clean place, where the ashes are pour 
ed out, and burn him on the wood 
with fire ; where the ashe? are pour 
ed out shall he be burnt. 

13 And if the whole congregation of 
Israel sin through ignorance, and the 
thing ho hid from the eyes of the as 
sembly, and they have done somewhat 
against any of the commandments of 
the Lord concerning things which 



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should not be done, and are guilty ; 

14 When the sin which they have 
sinned against it, is known, then the 
congregation shall offer a young bul 
lock for the sin, and bring him be 
fore the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion. 

15 And the elders of the congrega 
tion rhall lay their hands upon the 
head of the bullock before the Lord; 
and the bullock shall be killed before 
the Lord. 

16 And the priest that is anointed 
shall bring of the bullock's blood 
to the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion ; 

17 And the priest shall dip his fin 
ger in some of the blood, and sprin 
kle it seven times before the Lord, 
even before the veil. 

18 And he shall put some of the 
blood upon the horns of the altar 
which is before the Lord, that is in 
the tabernacle of the congregation, 
and shall pour out all the blood at 
the bottom of the altar of the burnt 
offering, which is at the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. 

19 And he shall take all his fat from 
him, and burn it upon the altar. 

20 And he shall do with the bullock 
as he did with the bullock for a sin 
offering, so shall he do with this ; and 
the priest shall make an atonement 
for them, and it shall be forgiven 
them. 

21 And he shall carry forth the bul 
lock without the camp, and burn him 
as he burned the first bullock ; it is a 
sin offering for the congregation. 

22 When a ruler hath sinned, and 
done somewhat through ignorance 
against any of the commandments 
of the Lord his God concerning 
things which should not be done, and 
is guilty ; 

23 Or if his sin, wherein he hath 
sinned, come to his knowledge ; he 
shall bring his offering, a kid of the 
goats, a male without blemish : 

24 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of the goat, and kill it in 
the place where they kill the burnt 
offering before the Lord ; it is a sin 
offering. 

25 And the priest shall take of the 
blood of the sin offering with his fin 
ger, and put it upon the horns of the 
altar of burnt offering, and shall pour 



out his blood at the bottom of the 
altar of burnt offering. 

26 And he shall burn all his fat 
upon the altar, as the fat of the sacri 
fice of peace offerings ; and the priest 
shall make an atonement for him as 
concerning his sin, and it shall bo for 
given him. 

27 And if any one of the common 
people sin through ignorance, while 
he doeth somewhat against any of 
the commandments of the Lord con 
cerning things which ought not to he 
done, and be guilty ; 

28 Or if his sin, which he hath 
sinned, come to his knowledge ; then 
he shall bring his offering, a kid of 
the goats, a female without blemish, 
for his sin which he hath sinned. 

29 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of the sin offering, and slay 
the sin offering in the place of the 
burnt offering. 

30 And the priest shall take of the 
blood thereof with his finger, and put 
it upon the horns of the altar of burnt 
offering, and shall pour out all the 
blood thereof at the bottom of the altar. 

31 And he shall take away all the 
fat thereof, as the fat is taken away 
from off the sacrifice of peace offer 
ings ; and the priest shall burn it 
upon the altar for a sweet savour 
unto the Lord ; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for him, and it 
shall be forgiven him. 

32 And if he bring a lamb for a sin 
offering, he shall bring it a female 
without blemish. 

33 And he shall lay his hand upon 
the head of the sin offering, and slay 
it for a sin offering in the place where 
they kill the burnt offering. 

34 And the priest shall take of the 
blood of the sin offering with his 
finger, and put it upon the horns of 
the altar of burnt offering, and shall 
pour out all the blood thereof at the 
bottom of the altar ; 

35 And he shall take away all the 
fat thereof, as the fat of the lamb is 
taken away from the sacrifice of the 
peace offerings ; and the priest shall 
burn them upon the altar, according 
to the offerings made by fire unto the 
Lord ; and the priest shall make an 
atonement for his sin that he hath 
committed, and it shall be forgiven 
him. 



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CHAPTER V. 



Offerings for sin. 

AND if a soul sin, and hear the 
voice of swearing, and is a wit 
ness, whether he hath seen or known 
of it ; if he do not utter it, then he 
shall bear his iniquity. 

2 Or if a soul touch any unclean 
thing, whether it be a carcass of an 
unclean beast, or a carcass of unclean 
cattle, or the carcass of unclean 
creeping things, and if it be hidden 
from him ; he also shall be unclean, 
and guilty. 

3 Or if he touch the uncleanness of 
man, whatsoever uncleanness it be 
that a man shall be defiled withal, 
and it be hid from him; when he 
knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty. 

4 Or if a soul swear, pronouncing 
with his lips to do evil, or to do good, 
whatsoever it be that a man shall 
pronounce with an oath, and it be hid 
from him ; when he knoweth of it, 
then he shall be guilty in one of these. 

5 And it shall be, when he shall be 
guilty in one of these things, that he 
shall confess that he hath sinned in 
that thing ; 

6 And he shall bring his trespass 
offering unto the Lord for his sin 
which he hath sinned, a female from 
the flock, a lamb, or a kid of the 
goats, for a sin offering; and the 
priest shall make an atonement for 
him concerning his sin. 

7 And if he be not able to bring a 
lamb, then he shall bring for his 
trespass, which he hath committed, 
two turtle doves, or two young 
pigeons, unto the Lord ; one for a 
sin offering, and the other for a burnt 
offering. 

8 And he shall bring them unto the 
priest, who shall offer that which is 
for the sin offering first, and wring 
off his head from his neck, but shall 
not divide it asunder; 

9 And he shall sprinkle of the blood 
of the sin offering upon the side of 
the altar ; and the rest of the blood 
shall be wrung out at the bottom of 
the altar ; it is a sin offering. 

10 And he shall offer the second for 
a burnt offering, according to the 
manner; and the priest shall make I 
an atonement for him for his sin ! 
which he hath sinned, and it shall be 
forgiven him. 



11 But if he be not able to bring 
two turtle doves, or two young pigeons, 
then he that sinned shall bring for 
his offering the tenth part of an ephah 
of fine flour for a sin offering ; he 
shall put no oil upon it, neither shall 
he put any frankincense thereon ; for 
it is a sin offering. 

12 Then shall he bring it to the 
priest, and the priest shall take his 
handful of it, even a memorial there 
of, and burn it on the altar, according 
to the offerings made by fire unto the 
Lord ; it is a sin offering. 

13 And the priest shall make an 
atonement for him as touching his 
sin that he hath sinned in one of 
these, and it shall be forgiven him ; 
and the remnant shall be the priest's, 
as a meat offering. 

14 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

15 If a soul commit a trespass, and 
sin through ignorance, in the holy 
things of the Lord; then he shall 
bring for his trespass unto the Lord 
a ram without blemish out of the 
flocks, with thy estimation by shekels 
of silver, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary, for a trespass offering ; 

16 And he shall make amends for 
the harm that he hath done in the 
holy thing, and shall add the fifth 
part thereto, and give it unto the 
priest ; and the priest shall make an 
atonement for him with the rani of 
the trespass offering, and it shall be 
forgiven him. 

17 And if a soul sin, and commit 
any of these things which are for 
bidden to be done by the command 
ments of the Lord ; though he wist it 
not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear 
his iniquity. 

18 And he shall bring a ram with 
out blemish out of the flock, with thy 
estimation, for a trespass offering, 
unto the priest ; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for him concern 
ing his ignorance wherein he erred 
and wist it not, and it shall be for 
given him. 

19 It is a trespass offering ; he hath 
certainly trespassed against the Lord. 

CHAPTER VI. 
Sundry offerings. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 
2 If a soul sin, and commit a trea- 



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133 



pass against the Lord, and lie unto 
nis neighbour in that which was 
delivered him to keep, or in fellow 
ship, or in a thing taken away by 
violence, or hath deceived his neigh 
bour ; 

3 Or have found that which was 
lost, and lieth concerning it, and 
sweareth falsely; in any of all these 
that e man doeth, sinning therein ; 

4 Th^n it shall be, because he hath 
sinned, and is guilty, that he shall 
restore that which he took violently 
away, or the thing which he hath 
deceitfully gotten, or that which was 
delivered him to keep, or the lost 
thing which he found, 

5 Or all that about which he hath 
sworn falsely ; he shall even restore 
it in the principal, and shall add the 
fifth pai't more thereto, and give it 
unto him to whom it appertaineth, 
in the day of his trespass offering. 

6 And he shall bring his trespass 
offering unto the Lord, a ram without 
blemish out of the flock, with thy 
estimation, for a trespass offering, 
unto the priest ; 

7 And the priest shall make an 
atonement for him before the Lord ; 
and it shall be forgiven him for any 
thing of all that he hath done in 
trespassing therein. 

8 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

9 Command Aaron and his sons, 
saying, This is the law of the burnt 
offering ; It is the burnt offering, be 
cause of the burning upon the altar 
all night unto the morning, and the 
fire of the altar shall be burning in it. 

10 And the priest shall put on his 
linen garment, and his linen breeches 
shall he put upon his flesh, and take 
up the ashes which the fire hath con 
sumed with the burnt offering on the 
altar, and he shall put them beside 
the altar. 

11 And he shall put off his garments, 
and put on other garments, and carry 
forth the ashes without the camp 
unto a clean place. 

12 And the fire upon the altar shall 
be burning in it: it shall not be put 
out; and the priest shall burn wood 
on it every morning, and lay the 
burnt offering in order upon it; and 
he shall burn tb.ereon the fat of the 
peace offeiings. 



13 The fire shall ever be burning 
upon the altar; it shall never go out. 

14 And this is the law of the meat 
offering; The sons of Aaron shall 
offer it before the Lord, before the 
altar. 

15 And he shall take of it his hand 
ful, of the flour of the meat offering, 
and of the oil thereof, and all the 
frankincense which is upon the meat 
offering, and shall burn it upon the 
altar for a sweet savour, even the me 
morial of it, unto the Lord. 

16 And the remainder thereof shall 
Aaron and his sons eat ; with unleav 
ened bread shall it be eaten in the 
holy place ; in the court of the taber 
nacle of the congregation they shall 
eat it. 

17 It shall not be baken with lea 
ven. I have given it unto them for 
their portion of my offerings made 
by fire ; it is most holy, as is the sin 
offering, and as the trespass offering. 

18 All the males among the chil 
dren of Aaron shall eat of it. It 
shall be a statute for ever in your 
generations concerning the offerings 
of the Lord made by fire ; every one 
that toucheth them shall be holy. 

19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

20 This is the offering of Aaron 
and of his sons, which they shall 
offer unto the Lord in the day when 
he is anointed; the tenth part of an 
ephah of fine flour for a meat offer 
ing perpetual, half of it in the morn 
ing, and half thereof at night. 

21 In a pan it shall be made with 
oil ; and when it is baken, thou shalt 
bring it in ; and the baken pieces of 
the meat offering shalt thou offer for 
a sweet savour unto the Lord. 

22 And the priests of his sons that 
is anointed in his stead shall offer it; 
it is a statute for ever unto the Lord; 
it shall be wholly burnt. 

23 For every meat offering for the 
priest shall be wholly burnt; it shall 
not be eaten. 

24 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

25 Speak unto Aaron and to his 
sons, saying, This is the law of the 
sin offering ; In the place where the 
burnt offering is killed shall the sin 
offering be killed before the Lord ; it 
is most holy. 



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26 The priest that offereth it for sin 
shall eat it ; in the holy place shall it 
be eaten, in the court of the taberna 
cle of the congregation. 

27 Whatsoever shall touch the flesh 
thereof shall be holy ; and when there 
is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon 
any garment, thou shalt wash that 
whereon it was sprinkled in the holy 
place. 

28 But the earthen vessel wherein 
it is sodden shall be broken ; and if 
it be sodden in a brazen pot, it shall 
be both scoured, and rinsed in water. 

29 All the males among the priests 
shall eat thereof; it is most holy. 

30 And no sin offering, whereof any 
of the blood is brought into the taber 
nacle of the congregation to reconcile 
withal in the holy place, shall be 
eaten ; it shall be burnt in the fire. 

CHAPTER VII. 

The law of offerings. 
T IKEWISE this is the law of the 

1 1 trespass offering ; it is most holy. 

2 In the place where they kill the 
burnt offering shall they kill the tres 
pass offering ; and the blood thereof 
shall he sprinkle round about upon 
the altar. 

3 And he shall offer of it all the fat 
thereof; the rump, and the fat that 
covereth the inwards, 

4 And the two kidneys, and the fat 
that is on them, which is by the flanks, 
and the caul that is above the liver, 
with the kidneys, it shall he take 
away ; 

5 And the priest shall burn them 
upon the altar for an offering made 
by fire unto the Lord ; it is a trespass 
offering. 

6 Every male among the priests shall 
eat thereof; it shall be eaten in the 
holy place ; it is most holy. 

7 As the sin offering is, so is the 
trespass offering ; there is one law for 
them ; the priest that maketh atone 
ment therewith shall have it. 

8 And the priest that offereth any 
man's burnt offering, even the priest 
shall have to himself the skin of the 
burnt offering which he hath offered. 

9 And all the meat offering that is 
baken in the oven, and all that is 
dressed in the frying-pan, and in the 
pan, shall be the priest's that offer 
eth it. 

10 And every meat offering, min 



gled with oil, and dry, shall all the 
sons of Aaron have, one as much a& 
another. 

11 And this is the law of the sac 
rifice of peace offerings, which he 
shall offer unto the Lord. 

12 If he offer it for a thanksgiving, 
then he shall offer with the sacrifice 
of thanksgiving unleavened cakes 
mingled with oil, and unleavened 
wafers anointed with oil, and cakes 
mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried. 

13 Besides the cakes, he shall offer 
for his offering leavened bread with 
the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his 
peace offerings. 

14 And of it he shall offer one out 
of the whole oblation for a heave 
offering unto the Lord, and it shall 
be the priest's that sprinkleth the 
blood of the peace offerings. 

15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of 
his peace offerings for thanksgiving 
shall be eaten the same day that it is 
offered ; he shall not leave any of it 
until the morning. 

16 But if the sacrifice of his offering 
be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it 
shall be eaten the same day that he 
offereth his sacrifice ; and on the mor 
row also the remainder of it shall be 
eaten ; 

17 But the remainder of the flesh 
of the sacrifice on the third day shall 
be burnt with fire. 

18 And if any of the flesh of the 
sacrifice of his peace offerings be 
eaten at all on the third day, it shall 
not be accepted, neither shall it be 
imputed unto him that offereth it; it 
shall be an abomination, and the 
soul that eateth of it shall bear his 
iniquity. 

19 And the flesh that toucheth any 
unclean thing shall not be eaten ; it 
shall be burnt with fire ; and as for 
the flesh, all that be clean shall eat 
thereof. 

20 But the soul that eateth of the 
flesh of the sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, that pertain unto the Lord, 
having his uncleanness upon him, 
even that soul shall be cut off from 
his people. 

21 Moreover the soul that ohall 
touch any unclean thing, as the 
cleanness of man, or any unci*-.-'^. 
beast, or any abominable unclean 
thing, and eat of the flesh of the 



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sacrifice of peace offerings, which 
pertain unto the Lord, even that soul 
shall be cut off from his people. 

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

23 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, saying, Ye shall eat no manner 
of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. 

24 And the fat of the, beast that 
dieth of itself, and the fat of that 
which is torn with beasts, may be 
used in any other use ; but ye shall 
in no wise eat of it. 

25 For whosoever eateth the fat of 
the beast, of which men offer an offer 
ing made by fire unto the Lord, even 
the soul that eateth it shall be cut off 
from his people. 

26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner 
of blood, whether it be of fowl or of 
beast, in any of your dwellings. 

27 Whatsoever soul it be that eateth 
any manner of blood, even that soul 
shall be cut off from his people. 

28 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

29 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, saying, He that offereth the 
sacrifice of his peace offerings unto 
the Lord, shall bring his oblation 
unto the Lord of the sacrifice of his 
peace offerings. 

30 His own hands shall bring the 
offerings of the Lord made by fire, 
the fat with the breast ; it shall he 
bring, that the breast may be waved 
for a wave offering before the Lord. 

31 And the priest shall burn the fat 
upon the altar ; but the breast shall 
be Aaron's and his sons'. 

32 And the right shoulder shall ye 
give unto the priest for a heave offer 
ing of the sacrifices of your peace 
offerings. . 

33 He among the sons of Aaron, 
that offereth the blood of the peace 
offerings, and the fat, shall have the 
right shoulder for his part. 

34 For the wave breast and the 
heave shoulder have I taken of the 
children of Israel from off the sacri 
fices of their peace offerings, and have 
given them unto Aaron the priest 
and unto hit, sona, by a statute for 
ever, from among the children of 
Israel. 

35 This is the portion of the anoint 
ing of Aaron, and of the anointing 
of his sons, our. of the offerings of the 



Lord made by fire, in the day when 
he presented them to minister unto 
the Lord in the priest's office ; 

36 Which the Lord commanded to 
be given them of the children of 
Israel, in the day that he anointed 
them, by a statute for ever through 
out their generations. 

37 This is the law of the burnt offer 
ing, of the meat offering, and of the 
sin offering, and of the trespass offer 
ing, and of the consecrations, and of 
the sacrifice of the peace offerings; 

38 Which the Lord commanded 
Moses in mount Sinai, in the day 
that he commanded the children of 
Israel to offer their oblations unto the 
Lord, in the wilderness of Sinai. 

CHAPTER VIII. 

Moses consecrateth Aaron and his sons 
Their offerings. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Take Aaron and his sons with 
him, and the garments, and the 
anointing oil, and a bullock for the 
sin offering, and two rams, and a 
basket of unleavened bread; 

3 And gather thou all the congrega 
tion together unto the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. 

4 And Moses did as the Lord com 
manded him ; and the assembly was 
gathered together unto the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation. 

5 And Moses said unto the congre 
gation, This is the thing which the 
Lord commanded to be done. 

6 And Moses brought Aaron and his 
sons, and washed them with water. 

7 And he put upon him the coat, 
and girded him with the girdle, and 
clothed him with the robe, and put 
the ephod upon him, and he girded 
him with the curious girdle of the 
pphod, and bound it unto him there 
with. 

8 And he put the breastplate upon 
him ; also he put in the breastplate 
the Urim and the Thummim. 

9 And he put the mitre upon his 
head ; also upon the mitre, even upon 
his fore-front, did he put the golden 
plate, the holy crown; as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

10 And Moses took the anointing 
oil, and anointed the tabernacle and 
all that was therein, and sanctified 
them. 



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11 And he sprinkled thereof upon 
the altar seven times, and anointed the 
altar and all his vessels, both the 
laver and his foot, to sanctify them. 

12 And he poured of the anointing 
oil upon Aaron's head, and anointed 
him, to sanctify him. 

13 And Moses brought Aaron's sons, 
and put coats upon them, and girded 
them with girdles, and put bonnets 
upon them ; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

14 And he brought the bullock for 
the sin offering ; and Aaron and his 
sons laid their hands upon the head 
of the bullock for a sin offering. 

15 And he slew it; and Moses took 
the blood, and put it upon the horns 
of the altar round about with his 
finger, and purified the altar, and 
poured the blood at the bottom of the 
altar, and sanctified it, to make re 
conciliation upon it. 

16 And he took all the fat that was 
upon the inwards, and the caul above 
the liver, and the two kidneys, and 
their fat, and Moses burned it upon 
the altar. 

17 But the bullock, and his hide, 
his flesh, and his dung, he burnt with 
fire without the camp ; as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

18 And he brought the ram for the 
burnt offering; and Aaron and his 
eons laid their hands upon the head 
of the ram. 

19 And he killed it; and Moses 
sprinkled the blood upon the altar 
round about. 

20 And he cut the ram into pieces ; 
and Moses burnt the head, and the 
pieces, and the fat. 

21 And he washed the inwards and 
the legs in water ; and Moses burnt 
the whole ram upon the altar ; it was 
a burnt sacrifice for a sweet savour, 
and an offering made by fire unto 
the Lord; as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

22 And he brought the other ram, 
the ram of consecration ; and Aaron 
and his sons laid their hands upon 
the head of the ram. 

23 And he slew it; and Moses took 
of the blood of it, and put it upon the 
tip of Aaron's right ear, and upon the 
thumb of his right hand, and upon 
the great toe of his right foot. 

24 And he brought Aaron's sons, 



and Moses put of the blood upon the 
tip of their right ear, and upon the 
thumbs of their right hands, and 
upon the great toes of their right 
feet; and Moses sprinkled the blood 
upon the altar round about. 

25 And he took the fat, and the 
rump, and all the fat that was upon 
the inwards, and the caul above the 
liver, and the two kidneys, and theii 
fat, and the right shoulder; 

26 And out of the basket of un 
leavened bread, that was before th* 
Lord, he took one unleavened cake, 
and a cake of oiled bread, and one 
wafer, and put them on the fat, and 
upon the right shoulder; 

27 And he put all upon Aaron's 
hands, and upon his son's hands, and 
waved them for a wave offering be 
fore the Lord. 

28 And Moses took them from off 
their hands, and burnt them on the 
altar upon the burnt offering ; they 
were consecrations for a sweet savour; 
it is an offering made by fire unto- 
the Lord. 

29 And Moses took the breast, and 
waved it for a wave offering before 
the Lord : for of the ram of consecra 
tion it was Moses' part ; as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

30 And Moses took of the anointing 
oil, and of the blood which was upon 
the altar, and sprinkled it upon 
Aaron, and upon his garments, and 
upon his sons, and upon his sons' 
garments with him; and sanctified 
Aaron, and his garments, and his 
sons, and his sons' garments with 
him. 

31 And Moses said unto Aaron and 
to his sons, Boil the flesh at the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation ; 
and there eat it with the bread that is 
in the basket of consecrations, as I 
commanded, saying, Aaron and hi? 
sons shall eat it. 

32 And that which remaineth of the 
flesh and of the bread shall ye burn 
with fire. 

33 And ye shall not go out of the 
door of the tabernacle of the congre 
gation in seven days, until the days 
of your consecration be at an end; 
for seven days shall he consecrate you. 

34 As he hath done this day, so 
the Lord hath commanded to do, to 
make an atonement for you. 



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35 Therefore shall ye abide at the 
door of the tabernacle of the congre 
gation day and night seven days, 
and keep the charge of the Lord, that 
ye die not; for so I am commanded. 

36 So Aaron and his sons did all 
things which the Lord commanded 
by the hand of Moses. 

CHAPTER IX. 

Tlie first offerings of Aaron Fire cometh 
from thf, Lord. 

AND it came to pass on the eighth 
day, that Moses called Aaron 
and his sons, and the elders of Israel; 

2 And he said unto Aaron, Take 
thee a young calf for a sin offering, 
and a ram for a burnt offering, with 
out blemish, and offer them before 
the Lord. 

3 And unto the children of Israel 
thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a 
kid of the goats for a sin offering; 
and a calf and a lamb, both of the 
first year, without blemish, for a 
burnt offering. 

4 Also a bullock and a ram for 
peace offerings, to sacrifice before the 
Lord ; and a meat offering mingled 
with oil; for to-day the Lord will 
appear unto you. 

5 And they brought that which 
Moses commanded before the taber 
nacle of the congregation ; and all 
the congregation drew near and stood 
before the Lord. 

6 And Moses said, This is the thing 
which the Lord commanded that ye 
should do ; and the glory of the Lord 
shall appear unto you. 

7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go 
unto the altar, and offer thy sin offer 
ing, and thy burnt offering, and make 
an atonement for thyself, and for the 
people ; and offer the offering of the 
people, and make an atonement for 
them ; as the Lord commanded. 

8 Aaron therefore went unto the 
altar, and slew the calf of the sin 
offering, which was for himself. 

9 And the sons of Aaron brought 
the blood unto him ; and he dipped 
his finger in the blood, and put it 
upon the horns of the altar, and 
poured out the blood at the bottom 
of the altar; 

10 But the fat, and the kidneys, 
and the caul above the liver of the 
sin offering, he burnt upon the altar, 
as the Lord commanded Moses. 



11 And the flesh and the hide he 
burnt with fire without the camp. 

12 And he slew the burnt offering; 
and Aaron's sons presented unto him 
the blood, which he sprinkled round 
about upon the altar. 

13 And they presented the burnt 
offering unto him, with the pieces 
thereof, and the head; and he burnt 
them upon the altar. 

14 And he did wash the inwards 
'and the legs, and burnt them upon 
the burnt offering on the altar. 

15 And he brought the people's 
offering, and took the goat, which 
was the sin offering for the people, 
and slew it, and offered it for sin, as 
the first. 

16 And he brought the burnt offer 
ing, and offered it according to the 
manner. 

17 And he brought the meat offer 
ing, and took a handful thereof, and 
burnt it upon the altar, besides the 
burnt sacrifice of the morning. 

18 He slew also the bullock and the 
ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings, 
which was for the people ; and Aaron's 
sons presented unto him the blood, 
which he sprinkled upon the altar 
round about, 

19 And the fat of the bullock and 
of the ram, the rump, and that 
which covereth the inwards, and 
the kidneys, and the caul above the 
liver; 

20 And they put the fat upon the 
breasts, and he burnt the fat upon 
the altar; 

21 And the breasts and the right 
shoulder Aaron waved for a wave 
offering before the Lord; as Moses 
commanded. 

22 And Aaron lifted up his hand 
toward the people, and blessed them; 
and came down from offering of the 
sin offering, and the burnt offering, 
and peace offerings. 

23 And Moses and Aaron went into 
the tabernacle of the congregation, 
and came out, and blessed the people ; 
and the glory of the Lord appeared 
unto all the people. 

24 And there came a fire out from 
before the Lord, and consumed upon 
the altar the burnt offering and the 
fat ; which when all the people saw, 
they shouted, and fell on their 
facea 



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CHAPTER X. 

Nadab and Abihv are burned The priests 
are forbidden wine. 

AND Nadab and Abihu, the sons 
of Aaron, took either of them 
his censer, and put fire therein, and 
put incense thereon, and offered 
strange fire before the Lord, which 
he commanded them not. 

2 And there went out fire from the 
Lord, and devoured them, and they 
died before the Lord. 

3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, 
This is it that the Lord spake, say 
ing, I will be sanctified in them that 
come nigh me, and before all the peo 
ple I will be glorified. And Aaron 
held his peace. 

4 And Moses called Mishael and 
Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the 
uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, 
Come near, carry your brethren 
from before the sanctuary out of the 
camp. 

5 So they went near, and carried 
them in their coats out of the camp ; 
as Moses had said. 

6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and 
unto Eleazar, and unto Ithamar, his 
sons, Uncover not your heads, neither 
rend your clothes; lest ye die, and 
lest wrath come upon all the people; 
but let your brethren, the whole house 
of Israel, bewail the burning which 
the Lord hath kindled. 

7 And ye shall not go out from 
the door of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation, lest ye die ; for the anoint 
ing oil of the Lord is upon you. And 
they did according to the word of 
Moses. 

8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, 
saying, 

9 Do not drink wine nor strong 
drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, 
when ye go into the tabernacle of the 
congregation, lest ye die ; it shall be 
a statute for ever throughout your 
generations ; 

10 And that ye may put difference 
between holy and unholy, and be 
tween unclean and clean ; 

11 And that ye may teach the chil 
dren of Israel all the statutes which 
the Lord hath spoken unto them by 
the hand of Moses. 

12 And Moses spake unto Aaron, 
and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, 
his sons that were left. Take the meat 



offering that remaineth of the offer 
ings of the Lord made by fire, and 
eat it without leaven beside the altar; 
for it is most holy. 

13 Arid ye shall eat it in the holy 
place, because it is thy due, and thy 
sons' due, of the sacrifices of the 
Lord made by fire ; for so I am com 
manded. 

14 And the wave breast and heave 
shoulder shall ye eat in a clean 
place ; thou, and thy sons, and thy 
daughters with thee ; for they be thy 
due, and thy sons' due, which are 
given out of the sacrifices of peace 
offerings of the children of Israel. 

15 The heave shoulder and the 
wave breast shall they bring with the 
offerings made by fire of the fat, to- 
wave it for a wave offering before 
the Lord; and it shall be thine, and 
thy sons' with thee, by a statute for 
ever ; as the Lord hath commanded. 

16 And Moses diligently sought 
the goat of the sin offering, and, be 
hold, it was burnt; and he was angry 
with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons 
of Aaron which were left alive, say 
ing, 

17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the 
sin offering in the holy place, seeing 
it is most holy, and God hath given 
it you to bear the iniquity of the 
congregation, to make atonement for 
them before the Lord? 

18 Behold, the blood of it was not 
brought in within the holy place ; 
ye should indeed have eaten it in the 
holy place, as I commanded. 

19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Be 
hold, this day have they offered their 
sin offering and their burnt offering 
before the Lord ; and such things 
have befallen me; and if I had 
eaten the sin offering to-day, should 
it have been accepted in the sight 
of the Lord? 

20 And when Moses heard that, he 
was content. 

CHAPTER XI. 
What may, and what may not be eaten. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
and to Aaron, saying unto them,. 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
saying, These are the beast? which 
ye shall eat among all the beasts 
that are on the earth. 

3 Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and 
is cloven-footed, and cheweth the 



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cud, among the beasts, that shall ye 
eat. 

4 Nevertheless, these shall ye not 
eat of them that chew the cud, or of 
them that divide the hoof; as the 
camel, because he cheweth the cud, 
but divideth not the hoof ; he is un- 
3lean unto you. 

5 And the coney, because he chew 
eth the cud, but divideth not the 
hoof; he is unclean unto you. 

fi And the hare, because he chew 
eth the cud, but divideth not the 
hoof; he is unclean unto you. 

7 And the swine, though he divide 
the hoof, and be cloven-footed, yet 
Tie cheweth not the cud ; he is un 
clean to you. 

8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, 
and their carcass shall ye not touch ; 
they are unclean to you. 

9 These shall ye eat of all that 
are in the waters ; whatsoever hath 
fins and scales in the waters, in the 
seas, and in the rivers, them shall 
ye eat. 

10 And all that have not fins and 
scales in the seas, and in the rivers, 
of all that move in the waters, and 
of any living thing which is in the 
waters, they shall be an abomination 
unto you ; 

11 They shall be even an abomi 
nation unto you ; ye shall not eat of 
their flesh, but he shall have their 
carcasses in abomination. 

12 Whatsoever hath no fins nor 
scales in the waters, that shall be an 
abomination unto you. 

13 And these are they which ye 
shall have in abomination among the 
fowls ; they shall not be eaten, they 
are an abomination ; the eagle, and 
the ossifrage, and the ospray, 

14 And the vulture, and the kite 
after his kind ; 

15 Every raven after his kind; 

16 And the owl, and the night- 
Imwk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk 
after his kind, 

17 And the little owl, and the cor 
morant, and the great owl, 

18 And the swan, and the pelican, 
and the gier eagle, 

19 And the stork, the heron after her 
kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. 

20 All fowls that creep, going upon 
All four, shall be an abomination unto 



21 Yet these may ye eat of every 
flying creeping thing that goeth upon 
all four, which have legs above their 
feet, to leap withal upon the earth : 

22 Even these of them ye may eat; 
the locust after his kind, and the 
bald locust after his kind, and the 
beetle after his kind, and the grass 
hopper after his kind. 

23 But all other flying creeping 
things, which have four feet, shall be 
an abomination unto you. 

24 And for these ye shall be un 
clean ; whosoever toucheth the car 
cass of them shall be unclean until 
the even. 

25 And whosoever beareth aught 
of the carcass of them shall wash 
his clothes, and be unclean until the 
even. 

26 The carcasses of every beast 
which divideth the hoof, and is not 
cloven-footed, nor cheweth the cud, 
are unclean unto you; every one 
that toucheth them shall be unclean. 

27 And whatsoever goeth upon his 
paws, among all manner of beasts 
that go on all four, those are un 
clean unto you ; whoso toucheth their 
carcass shall be unclean until the even. 

28 And he that beareth the carcass 
of them shall wash his clothes, and 
be unclean until the even ; they are 
unclean unto you. 

29 These also shall be unclean unto 
you among the creeping things that 
creep upon the earth ; the weasel, 
and the mouse, and the tortoise after 
his kind, 

30 And the ferret, and the chame 
leon, and the lizard, and the snail, 
and the mole. 

31 These are unclean to you among 
all that creep ; whosoever doth touch 
them, when they be dead, shall be 
unclean until the even. 

32 And upon whatsoever any of 
them, when they are dead, doth fall, 
it shall be unclean ; whether it be 
any vessel of wood, or raiment, or 
skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, 
wherein any work is done, it must 
be put into water, and it shall be 
unclean until the even ; so it shall 
be cleansed. 

33 And every earthen vessel, where- 
into any of them falleth, whatsoever 
is in it shall be unclean; and ye 
shall break it. 



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34 Of all meat which may be eaten, 
that on which such water cometh 
shall be unclean ; and all drink that 
may be drunk in every such vessel 
shall be unclean. 

35 And everything whereupon any 
part of their carcass falleth shall be 
unclean ; whether it be oven, or ranges 
for pots, they shall be broken down ; 
for they are unclean, and shall be 
unclean unto you. 

36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, 
wherein there is plenty of water, 
shall be clean ; but that which touch- 
eth their carcass shall be unclean. 

37 And if any part of their carcass 
fall upon any sowing seed which is 
to be sown, it shall be clean. 

38 But if any water be put upon 
the seed, and any part of their car 
cass fall thereon, it shall be unclean 
unto you. 

39 And if any beast, of which ye 
may eat, die ; he that toucheth the 
carcass thereof shall be unclean until 
the even. 

40 And he that eateth of the car 
cass of it shall wash his clothes, and 
be unclean until the even ; he also 
that beareth the carcass of it shall 
wash his clothes, and be unclean un 
til the even. 

41 And every creeping thing that 
creepeth upon the earth shall be an 
abomination ; it shall not be eaten. 

42 Whatsoever goeth upon the bel 
ly, a,nd whatsoever goeth upon all 
four, or whatsoever hath more feet 
among all creeping things that creep 
upon the earth, them ye shall not 
eat ; for they are an abomination. 

43 Ye shall not make yourselves 
abominable with any creeping thing 
that creepeth, neither shall ye make 
yourselves unclean with them, that 
ye should be defiled thereby. 

44 For I am the Lord your God; 
ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, 
and ye shall be holy ; for I am ho 
ly ; neither shall ye defile yourselves 
with any manner of creeping thing 
that creepeth upon the earth. 

45 For I am the Lord that bring- 
eth you up out of the land of Egypt, 
to be your God ; ye shall therefore be 
holy, for I am holy. 

46 This is the law of the beasts, 
and of the fowl, and of every living 
creature that moveth in the waters, 



and of every creature that creepeth 
upon the earth ; 

47 To make a difference between 
the unclean and the clean, and be 
tween the beast that may be eaten 
and the beast that may not be eaten. 

CHAPTER XII. 

Tfie laws of purification. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children oi Israel. 
saying, If a woman have conceived 
seed, and borne a man child, then 
she shall be unclean seven days; 
according to the days of the separa 
tion for her infirmity shall she be 
unclean. 

3 And in the eighth day, the man 
child shall be circumcised. 

4 And she shall then continue in 
the time of her purifying which shall 
be three and thirty days; she shall 
touch no hallowed thing, nor come 
into the sanctuary, until the days of 
her purifying be fulfilled. 

5 But if she bear a maid child, then 
she shall be unclean two weeks, as in 
her separation ; and she shall con 
tinue in the time of her purifying 
threescore and six days. 

6 And when the days of her puri 
fying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a 
daughter, she shall bring a lamb of 
the first year for a burnt offering, 
and a young pigeon, or a turtle dove, 
for a sin offering, unto the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation, 
unto the priest; 

7 Who shall offer it before the Lord, 
and make an atonement for her ; and 
she shall be cleansed from the issue 
of her blood. This is the law for her 
that hath borne a male or a female. 

8 And if she be not able to bring a 
lamb, then she shall bring two turtles, 
or two young pigeons ; the one for 
the burnt offering, and the other for 
a sin offering; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for her, and she 
shall be clean. 

CHAPTER XIII. 
The laws and tokens of leprosy. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
and Aaron, saying, 
2 When a man shall have in the 
skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or 
bright spot, and it be in the skin 
of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; 
then he shall be brought unto Aaron 



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khe priest, or unto one of his sons the 
priests ; 

3 And the priest shall look on the 
plague in the skin of the flesh ; and 
when the hair in the plague is turned 
white, and the plague in sight be 
deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is 
a plague of leprosy ; and the priest 
shall look on him, and pronounce him 
unclean. 

4 If the bright spot be white in the 
skin of his flesh, and in sight be not 
deeper than the skin, and the hair 
thereof be not turned white ; then 
the priest shall shut up him that hath 
the plague seven days ; 

5 And the priest shall look on him 
the seventh day; and, behold, if the 
plague in his sight be at a stay, and 
the plague spread not in the skin ; 
then the priest shall shut him up 
seven days more ; 

6 And the priest shall look on him 
again the seventh day ; and, behold, 
if the plague be somewhat dark, and 
the plague spread not in the skin, the 
priest shall pronounce him clean ; it 
is but a scab ; and he shall wash his 
clothes, and be clean. 

7 But if the scab spread much abroad 
in the skin, after that he hath been 
seen of the priest for his cleansing, 
he shall be seen of the priest again ; 

8 And if the priest see that, behold, 
the scab spreadeth in the skin, then 
the priest shall pronounce him un 
clean ; it is a leprosy. 

9 When the plague of leprosy is in 
a man, then he shall be brought unto 
the priest; 

10 And the priest shall see him; 
and, behold, if the rising be white in 
the skin, and it have turned the hair 
white, and there be quick raw flesh 
in the rising ; 

11 It is an old leprosy in the skin 
of his flesh, and the priest shall pro 
nounce him unclean, and shall not 
shut him up ; for he is unclean. 

12 And if a leprosy break out abroad 
in the skin, and the leprosy cover all 
the skin of him that hath the plague 
from his head even to his foot, where 
soever the priest looketh ; 

13 Then the priest shall consider; 
and, behold, if the leprosy hare cov 
ered all his flesh, he shall pronounce 
him clean that hath the plague ; it is 
all turned white; he is clean. 



14 But when raw flesh appeareth in 
him, he shall be unclean. 

15 And the priest shall see the raw 
flesh, and pronounce him to be un 
clean ; for the raw flesh is unclean ; 
it is a leprosy. 

16 Or if the raw flesh turn again, 
and be changed unto white, he shall 
come unto the priest; 

17 And the priest shall see him; 
and, behold, if the plague be turned 
into white ; then the priest shall pro 
nounce him clean that hath the 
plague; he is clean. 

18 The flesh also, in which, even in 
the skin thereof, was a boil, and is 
healed, 

19 And in the place of the boil there 
be a white rising, or a bright spot, 
white, and somewhat reddish, and it 
be showed to the priest ; 

20 And if, when the priest seeth it, 
behold, it be in sight lower than the 
skin, and the hair thereof be turned 
white ; the priest shall pronounce him 
unclean ; it is a plague of leprosy 
broken out of the boil. 

21 But if the priest look on it, and, 
behold, there be no white hairs there 
in, and if it be not lower than the 
skin, but be somewhat dark ; then the 
priest shall shut him up seven days ; 

22 And if it spread much abroad in 
the skin, then the priest shall pro 
nounce him unclean ; it is a plague. 

23 But if the bright spot stay in 
his place, and spread not, it is a 
burning boil ; and the priest shall 
pronounce him clean. 

24 Or if there be any flesh, in the 
skin whereof there is a hot burning, 
and the quick flesh that burneth have 
a white bright spot, somewhat red 
dish, or white ; 

25 Then the priest shall look upon 
it; and, behold, if the hair in the 
bright spot be turned white, and it be 
in sight deeper than the skin ; it is a 
leprosy broken out of the burning ; 
wherefore the priest shall pronounce 
him unclean ; it is the plague of 
leprosy. 

26 But if the priest look on it, and, 
behold, there be no white hair in the 
bright spot, and it be no lower than 
the other skin, but be somewhat dark; 
then the priest shall shut him up 
seven days ; 

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him the seventh day ; and if it be 
spread much abroad in the skin, then 
the priest r.hall pronounce him un 
clean ; it is the plague of leprosy. 

28 And if the bright spot stay in 
his place, and spread not in the skin, 
but it be somewhat dark ; it is a rising 
of the burning, and the priest shall 
pronounce him clean ; for it is an 
inflammation of the burning. 

29 If a man or woman have a 
plague upon the head or the beard ; 

30 Then the priest shall see the 
plague ; and, behold, if it be in sight 
deeper than the skin, and there be in 
it a yellow thin hair : then the priest 
shall pronounce him unclean ; it is a 
dry scall, even a leprosy upon the 
head or beard. 

31 And if the priest look on the 
plague of the scall, and, behold, it be 
not in sight deeper than the skin, 
and that there is no black hair in it ; 
then the priest shall shut up him 
that hath the plague of the scall 
seven days ; 

32 And in the seventh day the priest 
shall look on the plague ; and, behold, 
if the scall spread not, and there be 
in it no yellow hair, and the scall be 
not in sight deeper than the skin ; 

33 He shall be shaven, but the scall 
shall he not shave ; and the priest 
shall shut up him that hath the scall 
seven days more ; 

34 And in the seventh day the priest 
shall look on the scall ; and, behold, 
if the scall be not spread in the skin, 
nor be in sight deeper than the skin ; 
then the priest shall pronounce him 
clean ; and he shall wash his clothes, 
and be clean. 

35 But if the scall spread much in 
the skin after his cleansing ; 

36 Then the priest shall look on 
him; and, behold, if the scall be 
spread in the skin, the priest shall 
not seek for yellow hair; he is un 
clean. 

37 But if the scall be in his sight 
at a stay, and that there is black hair 
grown up therein ; the scall is healed, 
he is clean ; and the priest shall pro 
nounce him clean. 

38 If a man also or a woman have 
in the skin of their flesh bright spots, 
even white bright spots ; 

39 Then the priest shall look ; and, 
behold, if the bright spots in the skin 



of their flesh be darkish white, it is a 
freckled spot that groweth in the 
skin ; he is clean. 

40 And the man whose hair is fallen 
off his head, he is bald ; yet is he 
clean. 

41 And he that hath his hair fallen 
off from the part of his head toward 
his face, he is forehead bald ; yet in 
he clean. 

42 And if there be in the bald head, 
or bald forehead, a white reddish 
sore ; it is a leprosy sprung up in hip 
bald head, or his bald forehead. 

43 Then the priest shall look upou 
it; and, behold, if the rising of the 
sore be white reddish in his bald 
head, or in his bald forehead, as the 
leprosy appeareth in the skin of the 
flesh; 

44 He is a leprous man, he is un 
clean ; the priest shall pronounce him 
utterly unclean ; his plague is in his 
head. 

45 And the leper in whom the 
plague is, his clothes shall be rent, 
and his head bare, and he shall put a 
covering upon his upper lip, and 
shall cry, Unclean, unclean. 

46 All the days wherein the plague 
shall be in him he shall be defiled; 
he is unclean ; he shall dwell alone ; 
without the camp shall his habita 
tion be. 

47 The garment also that the 
plague of leprosy is in, whether it be 
a woollen garment, or a linen gar 
ment ; 

48 Whether it be in the warp, or 
woof, of linen, or of woollen; whether 
in a skin, or in any thing made of 
skin; 

49 And if the plague be greenish 
or reddish in the garment, or in the 
skin, either in the warp, or in the 
woof, or in any thing of skin ; it is a 
plague of leprosy, and shall be showed 
unto the priest; 

50 And the priest shall look upon 
the plague, and shut up it that hath 
the plague seven days ; 

51 And he shall look on the plague 
on the seventh day ; if the plague be 
spread in the garment, either in the 
warp, or in the woof, or in a skin, or 
in any work that is made of skin; 
the plague is a fretting leprosy ; it is 
unclean. 

52 He shall therefore burn that 



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garment, whether warp or woof, in 
woollen or in linen, or any thing of 
skin, wherein the plague is ; for it is 
a fretting leprosy ; it shall be burnt 
in the fire. 

53 And if the priest shall look, and, 
behold, the plague be not spread in 
the garment, either in the warp, or 
in the woof, or in any thing of skin ; 

54 Then the priest shall command 
that they wash the thing wherein the 
plague is, and he shall shut it up 
seven days more ; 

55 And the priest shall look on 
the plague, after that it is washed ; 
and, behold, if the plague have not 
changed his colour, and the plague 
be not spread, it is unclean; thou 
shalt burn it in the fire; it is fret in 
ward, whether it be bare within or 
without. 

56 And if the priest look, and, be 
hold, the plague be somewhat dark 
after the washing of it; then he shall 
rend it out of the garment, or out of 
the skin, or out of the warp, or out 
of the woof; 

57 And if it appear still in the 
garment, either in the warp, or in 
the woof, or in any thing of skin ; it 
is a spreading plague ; thou shalt burn 
that wherein the plague is with fire. 

58 And the garment, either warp, 
or woof, or whatsoever thing of skin 
it be, which thou shalt wash, if the 
plague be departed from them, then 
it shall be washed the second time, 
and shall be clean. 

59 This is the law of the plague of 
leprosy in a garment of woollen or 
linen, either in the warp, or woof, or 
any thing of skins, to pronounce it 
clean, or to pronounce it unclean. 

CHAPTER XIV. 
The cleansing of leprosy. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
paying, 

2 This shall be the law of the leper 
in the day of his cleansing; He shall 
be brought unto the priest ; 

3 And the priest shall go forth out 
of the camp ; and the priest shall 
look, and, behold, if the plague of 
leprosy be healed in the leper; 

4 Then shall the priest command 
to take for him that is to be cleansed 
two birds alive and clean, and cedar 
wood, and scarlet, and hyssop ; 

5 And the priest shall command 



that one of the birds be killed in an 
earthen vessel over running water. 

6 As for the living bird, he shall 
take it, and the cedar wood, and the 
scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall 
dip them and the living bird in the 
blood of the bird that was kilJed 
over the running water ; 

7 And he shall sprinkle upon him 
that is to be cleansed from the leprosy 
seven times, and shall pronounce 
him clean, and shall let the living 
bird loose into the open field. 

8 And he that is to be cleansed 
shall wash his clothes, and shave off 
all his hair, and wash himself in wa 
ter, that he may be clean : and after 
that he shall come into the camp, 
and shall tarry abroad out of his tent 
seven days. 

9 But it shall be on the seventh 
day, that he shall shave all his hair 
off his head and his beard and his 
eyebrows, even all his hair he shall 
shave off; and he shall wash his 
clothes, also he shall wash his flesh 
in water, and he shall be clean. 

10 And on the eighth day he shall 
take two he lambs without blemish, 
and one ewe lamb of the first year 
without blemish, and three tenth 
deals of fine flour for a meat offering, 
mingled with oil, and one log of oil; 

11 And the priest that maketh him 
clean shall present the man that is to 
be made clean, and those things, be 
fore the Lord, at the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. 

12 And the priest shall take one 
he lamb, and offer him for a trespass 
offering, and the log of oil, and wave 
them for a wave offering before the 
Lord ; 

13 And he shall slay the lamb in 
the place where he shall kill the sin 
offering and the burnt offering, in the 
holy place ; for as the sin offering is 
the priest's, so is the trespass offering; 
it is most holy; 

14 And the priest shall take some 
of the blood of the trespass offering, 
and the priest shall put it upon the 
tip of the right ear of him that is to 
be cleansed, and upon the thumb of 
his right hand, and upon the great 
toe of his right foot. 

15 And the priest shall take some 
of the log of oil, and pour it into the 
palm of his own left hand ; 



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16 And the priest shall dip his 
right finger in the oil that is in his 
left hand, and shall sprinkle of the 
oil with his finger seven times before 
the Lord; 

17 And of the rest of the oil that 
is in his hand shall the priest put 
upon the tip of the right ear of him 
that is to be cleansed, and upon the 
thumb of his right hand, and upon 
the great toe of his right foot, upon 
the blood of the trespass offering ; 

IS And the remnant of the oil that 
is in the priest's hand he shall pour 
upon the head of him that is to be 
cleansed ; and the priest shall make 
an atonement for him before the 
Lord. 

19 And the priest shall offer the 
sin offering, and make an atonement 
for him that is to be cleansed from 
his uncleanness; and afterward he 
shall kill the burnt offering; 

20 And the priest shall offer the 
burnt offering and the meat offering 
upon the altar; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for him, and he 
shall be clean. 

21 And if he be poor, and cannot 
get so much : then he shall take one 
lamb for a trespass offering to be 
waved, to make an atonement for 
him, and one tenth deal of fine flour 
mingled with oil for a meat offering, 
and a log of oil ; 

22 And two turtle doves, or two 
young pigeons, such as he is able to 
get ; and the one shall be a sin offer 
ing, and the other a burnt offering. 

23 And he shall bring them on the 
eighth day for his cleansing unto 
the priest, unto the door of the taber 
nacle of the congregation, before the 
Lord. 

24 And the priest shall take the 
lamb of the trespass offering, and 
the log of oil, and the priest shall 
wave them for a wave offering before 
the Lord ; 

25 And he shall kill the lamb of the 
trespass offering, and the priest shall 
take some of the blood of the trespass 
offering, and put it upon the tip of 
the right ear of him that is to be 
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his 
right hand, and upon the great toe 
of his riglit foot. 

26 And the priest shall pour of the 
oil into the palm of his own left hand ; 



27 And the priest shall sprinkle 
with his right finger some of the oil 
that is in his left hand seven times 
before the Lord : 

28 And the priest shall put of the 
oil that is in his hand upon the tip 
of the right ear of him that is to he 
cleansed, and upon the thumb of his 
right hand, and upon the great toe 
of his right foot, upon the place of 
the blood of the trespass offering; 

29 And the rest of the oil that is 
in the priest's hand he shall put upon 
the head of him that is to be cleansed, 
to make an atonement for him before 
the Lord. 

30 And he shall offer the one of 
the turtle doves, or of the young pi 
geons, such as he can get ; 

31 Even such as he is able to get, 
the one for a sin offering, and the 
other for a burnt offering, with the 
meat offering ; and the priest shall 
make an atonement for him that is 
to be cleansed before the Lord. 

32 This is the law of him in whom 
is the plague of leprosy, whose hand 
is not able to get that which pertain- 
eth to his cleansing. 

33 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

34 When ye be come into the land 
of Canaan, which I give to you for a 
possession, and I put the plague of 
leprosy in a house of the land of 
your possession ; 

35 And he that owneth the house 
shall come and tell the priest, saying, 
It seemeth to me there is as it were 
a plague in the house ; 

36 Then the priest shall command 
that they empty the house, before the 
priest go into it to see the plague, 
that all that is in the house be not 
made unclean; and afterward the 
priest shall go in to see the house ; 

37 And he shall look on the plague, 
and, behold, if the plague be in the 
walls of the house with hollow 
streaks, greenish or reddish, which 
in sight are lower than the wall ; 

38 Then the priest shall go out of 
the house to the door of the house, 
and shut up the house seven days ; 

39 And the priest shall come again 
the seventh day, and shall look ; and, 
behold, if the plague be spread in 
the walls of the house ; 

40 Then the priest shall command 



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that they take away the stones in 
which the plague is, and they shall 
cast them into an unclean place with 
out the city ; 

41 And he shall cause the house to 
be scraped within round about, and 
they shall pour out the dust that they 
scrape off without the city into an 
unclean place; 

42 And they shall take other stones, 
and put them in the place of those 
Atones ; and he shall take other mor 
tar, and shall plaster the house. 

43 And if the plague come again, 
and break out in the house, after that 
he hath taken away the stones, and 
after he hath scraped the house, and 
after it is plastered ; 

44 Then the priest shall come and 
look, and, behold, if the plague be 
spread in the house, it is a fretting 
leprosy in the house ; it is unclean. 

45 And he shall break down the 
house, the stones of it, and the tim 
ber thereof, and all the mortar of 
the house ; and he shall carry them 
forth out of the city into an unclean 
place. 

46 Moreover, he that goeth into the 
house all the while that it is shut up 
shall be unclean until the even. 

47 And he that lieth in the house 
shall wash his clothes; and he that 
eateth in the house shall wash his 
clothes. 

48 And if the priest shall come in, 
and look upon it, and, behold, the 
plague hath not spread in the house, 
after the house was plastered ; then 
the priest shall pronounce the house 
cjean, because the plague is healed. 

49 And he shall take to cleanse the 
house two birds, and cedar wood, and 
scarlet, and hyssop ; 

50 And he shall kill the one of the 
birds in an earthen vessel over run 
ning water ; 

51 And he shall take the cedar 
wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, 
and the living bird, and dip them in 
the blood of the slain bird, and in the 
running water, and sprinkle the house 
seven times ; 

52 And he shall cleanse the house 
with the blood of the bird, and with 
the running water, and with the 
living bird, and with the cedar wood, 
and with the hyssop, and with the 
scarlet ; 

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53 But he shall let go the living 
bird out of the city into the open 
fields, and make an atonement for 
the house; and it shall be clean. 

54 -This is the law for all manner 
of plague of leprosy, and scall, 

55 And for the leprosy of a gar 
ment, and of a house, 

56 And for a rising, and for a scab, 
and for a bright spot ; 

57 To teach when it is unclean, and 
when it is clean ; this is the law of 
leprosy. 

CHAPTER XV. 
Unclean issues The cleansing of them. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
and to Aaron, saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When any man 
hath a running issue out of his flesh, 
because of his issue he is unclean. 

3 And this shall be his uncleanness 
in his issue; whether his flesh run 
with his issue, or his flesh be stopped 
from his issue, it is his uncleanness. 

4 Every bed, whereon he lieth that 
hath the issue, is unclean ; and every 
thing, whereon he sitteth, shall be 
unclean. 

5 And whosoever toucheth his bed 
shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
himself in water, and be unclean 
until the even. 

6 And he that sitteth on anything 
whereon he sat that hath the issue 
shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
himself in water, and be unclean 
until the even. 

7 And he that toucheth the flesh of 
him that hath the issue shall wash 
his clothes, and bathe himself in 
water, and be unclean until the even. 

8 And if he that hath the issue 
spit upon him that is clean : then he 
shall wash his clothes, and bathe 
himself in water, and be unclean un 
til the even. 

9 And what saddle soever he rideth 
upon that hath the issue shall be un 
clean, i 

10 And whosoever toucheth any 
thing that wa,s under him shall be 
unclean until the even ; and he that 
beareth any of those things shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe himself 
in water, and be unclean until the 
even. 

11 And whomsoever he toucheth 
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rinsed his hands in water, he shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe himself 
in water and be unclean until the 
even. 

12 And the vessel of earth, that he 
toucheth which hath the issue, shall 
be broken ; and every vessel of wood 
shall be rinsed in water. 

13 And when he that hath an issue 
is cleansed o f his issue, then he shall 
number to himself seven days for his 
cleansing, and wash his clothes, and 
bathe his flesh in running water, and 
shall be clean. 

14 And on the eighth day he shall 
take to him two turtle doves, or two 
young pigeons, and come before the 
Lord unto the door of the tabernacle 
of the congregation, and give them 
unto the priest ; 

15 And the priest shall offer them, 
the one for a sin offering, and the 
other for a burnt offering ; and the 
priest shall make an atonement for 
him before the Lord for his issue. 

16 And if any man's seed of copu 
lation go out of him, then he shall 
wash all his flesh in water, and be 
unclean until the even. 

17 And every garment, and every 
skin, whereon is the seed of copula 
tion, shall be washed with water, and 
be unclean until the even. 

18 The woman also with whom man 
shall lie with seed of copulation, they 
shall both bathe themselves in water, 
and be unclean until the even. 

19 And if a woman have an issue, 
and her issue in her flesh be blood, 
she shall be put apart seven days ; 
and whosoever toucheth her shall be 
unclean until the even. 

20 And every thing that she lieth 
upon in her separation shall be un 
clean ; every thing also that she sit- 
teth upon shall be unclean. 

21 And whosoever toucheth her bed 
shall wash his clothes, and bathe him 
self in water, and be unclean until the 
even. 

22 And whosoever toucheth any 
thing that she sat upon shall wash 
his clothes, and bathe himself in 
water, and be unclean until the even. 

23 And if it be on her bed, or on 
any thing whereon she sitteth, when 
he toucheth it, he shall be unclean 
until the even. 

24 And if any nan lie with her at 



all, and her flowers be upon him, 
shall be unclean seven days; and all 
the bed whereon he lieth shall be un 
clean. 

25 And if a woman have an issue 
of her blood many days out of the 
time of her separation, or if it run 
beyond tbe time of her separation; 
all the days of the issue of her un- 
cleanness shall be as the days of her 
separation : she shall be unclean. 

26 Every bed whereon she lieth all 
the days of her issue shall be unto 
her as the bed of her separation; and 
whatsoever she sitteth upon shall be 
unclean, as the uncleanness of her 
separation. 

27 And whosoever toucheth those 
things shall be unclean, and shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe himself 
in water, and be unclean until the 
even. 

28 But if she be cleansed of her 
issue, then she shall number to her 
self seven days, and after that she 
shall be clean. 

29 And on the eighth day she shall 
take unto her two turtles, or two 
young pigeons, and bring them unto 
the priest, to the door of the taber 
nacle of the congregation. 

30 And the priest shall offer the 
one for a sin offering, and the other 
for a burnt offering ; and the priest 
shall make an atonement for her be 
fore the Lord for the issue of her un 
cleanness. 

31 Thus shall ye separate the chil 
dren of Israel from their unclean- 
ness ; that they die not in their un 
cleanness, when they defile my taber 
nacle that is among them. 

32 This is the law of him that hath 
an issue, and of him whose seed goeth 
from him, and is defiled therewith ; 

33 And of her that is sick of her 
flowers, and of him that hath an issue, 
of the man, and of the woman, and 
of him that lieth with her that is un 
clean. 

CHAPTER XVI. 

How the high priest must enter into the holy 
place TJie scapegoat The yearly feast of 
the expiations. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
after the death of the two sons 
of Aaron, when they offered before 
the Lord, and died ; 
2 And the Lord said unto Moses, 



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Speak unto Aaron thy brother, that 
he coine not at all times into the holy 
place within the veil before the mercy 
seat, which is upon the ark ; that he 
die not; for I will appear in the cloud 
upon the mercy seat. 

3 Thus shall Aaron come into the 
holy place ; with a young bullock for 
a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt 
offering. 

4 He shall put on the holy linen 
coat, and he shall have the linen 
breeches upon his flesh/and shall be 
girded with a linen girdle, and with 
the linen mitre shall he be attired; 
these are holy garments ; therefore 
shall he wash his flesh in water, and 
so put them on. 

5 And he shall take of the congre 
gation of the children of Israel two 
kids of the goats for a sin offering, 
and one ram for a burnt offering. 

6 And Aaron shall offer his bullock 
of the sin offering, which is for him 
self, and make an atonement for him 
self, and for his house. 

7 And he shall take the two goats, 
and present them before the Lord at 
the door of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation. 

8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon 
the two goats ; one lot for the Lord, 
and the other lot for the scapegoat. 

9 And Aaron shall bring the goat 
upon which the Lord's lot fell, and 
offer him for a sin offering. 

10 But the goat, on which the lot 
fell to be the scapegoat, shall be pre 
sented alive before the Lord, to make 
an atonement with him, and to let 
him go for a scapegoat into the wil 
derness. 

11 And Aaron shall bring the bul 
lock of the sin offering, which is for 
himself, and shall make an atonement 
for himself, and for his house, and 
shall kill the bullock of the sin offer 
ing which is for himself; 

12 And he shall take a censer full 
of burning coals of fire from off the 
altar before the Lord, and his hands 
full of sweet incense beaten small, 
and bring it within the veil ; 

13 And he shall put the incense upon 
the fire before the Lord, that the cloud 
of the incense may cover the mercy 
seat that is upon the testimony, that 
he die not ; 

14 And he shall take of the blood 



of the bullock, and sprinkle it with 
his finger upon the mercy seat east 
ward; and before the mercy seat shall 
he sprinkle of the blood with his finger 
seven times. 

15 Then shall he kill the goat of the 
sin offering, that is for the people, and 
bring his blood within the veil, and do 
with that blood as he did with the 
blood of the bullock, and sprinkle it 
upon the mercy seat, and before the 
mercy seat ; 

16 And he shall make an atonement 
for the holy place, because of the un 
cleanness of the children of Israel, 
and because of their transgressions 
in all their sins ; and so shall he do 
for the tabernacle of the congregation, 
that remaineth among them in the 
midst of their uncleanness. 

17 And there shall be no man in the 
tabernacle of the congregation when 
he goeth in to make an atonement in 
the holy place, until he come out, and 
have made an atonement for himself, 
and for his household, and for all the 
congregation of Israel. 

18 And he shall go out unto the 
altar that is before the Lord, and 
make an atonement for it; and shall 
take of the blood of the bullock, and 
of the blood of the goat, and put it 

rn the horns of the altar round 
ut. 

19 And he shall sprinkle of the blood 
upon it with his finger seven times, 
and cleanse it, and hallow it from 
the uncleanness of the children of 
Israel. 

20 And when he hath made an end 
of reconciling the holy place, and 
the tabernacle of the congregation, 
and the altar, he shall bring the live 
goat ; 

21 And Aaron shall lay both his 
hands upon the head of the live goat, 
and confess over him all the iniqui 
ties of the children of Israel, and all 
their transgressions in all their sins, 
putting them upon the head of the 
goat, and shall send him away by the 
hand of a fit man into the wilderness ; 

22 And the goat shall bear upon 
him all their iniquities unto a land 
not inhabited ; and he shall let go 
the goat in the wilderness. 

23 And Aaron shall come into the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and 
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which he put on when he went into 
the holy place, and shall leave them 
there ; 

24 And he shall wash his flesh with 
water in the holy place, and put on 
his garments, and come forth, and 
offer his burnt offering, and the burnt 
offering of the people, and make an 
atonement for himself, and for the 
people. 

25 And the fat of the sin offering 
shall he burn upon the altar. 

26 And he that let go the goat for 
the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, 
and bathe his flesh in water, and af 
terward come into the camp. 

27 And the bullock for the sin offer 
ing, and the goat for the sin offering, 
whose blood was brought in to make 
atonement in the holy place, shall 
one carry forth without the camp ; 
and they shall burn in the fire their 
skins, and their flesh, and their dung, 

28 And he that burneth them shall 
wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh 
in water, and afterward he shall come 
into the camp. 

29 And this shall be a statute for 
ever unto you; that in the seventh 
month, on the tenth day of the 
month, ye shall afflict your souls, and 
do no work at all, whether it be one 
of your own country, or a stranger 
that sojourneth among you; 

30 For on that day shall the priest 
make an atonement for you, to cleanse 
you, that ye may be clean from all 
your sins before the Lord, 

31 It shall be a sabbath of rest unto 
you, and ye shall afflict your souls, 
by a statute for ever. 

32 And the priest, whom he shall 
anoint, and whom he shall consecrate 
to minister in the priest's office in his 
father's stead, shall make the atone 
ment, and shall put on the linen 
clothes, even the holy garments ; 

33 And he shall make an atone 
ment for the holy sanctuary, and he 
shall make an atonement for the 
tabernacle of the congregation, and 
for the altar; and he shall make an 
atonement for the priests, and for all 
the people of the congregation. 

34 And this shall be an everlasting 
statute unto you, to make an atone 
ment for the children of Israel for all 
their sins once a year. And he did 
as the Lord commanded Mores. 



CHAPTER XVII. 



The manner of offering What may not be 
eaten. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his 
sons, and unto ali the children of 
Israel, and say unto them; This is 
the thing which the Lord hath com 
manded, saying, 

3 What man soever there be of the 
house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or 
lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that 
killeth it out of the camp, 

4 And bringeth it not into the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
to offer an offering unto the Lord be 
fore the tabernacle of the Lord ; blood 
shall be imputed unto that man ; he 
hath shed blood ; and that man shall 
be cut off from among his people ; 

5 To the end that the children of 
Israel may bring their sacrifices, 
which they offer in the open field, 
even that they may bring them unto 
the Lord, unto the door of the taberna 
cle of the congregation, unto the 
priest, and offer them for peace offer 
ings unto the Lord. 

6 And the priest shall sprinkle the 
blood upon the altar of the Lord at 
the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and burn the fat for a 
sweet savour unto the Lord. 

7 And they shall no more offer their 
sacrifices unto devils, after whom 
they have gone a whoring. This 
shall be a statute for ever unto them 
throughout their generations. 

8 And thou shalt say unto them, 
Whatsoever man there be of the house 
of Israel, or of the strangers which 
sojourn among you, that offereth a 
burnt offering or sacrifice, 

9 And bringeth it not unto the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
to offer it unto the Lord ; even that 
man shall be cut off from among his 
people. 

10 And whatsoever man there be of 
the house of Israel, or of the stran 
gers that sojourn among you, that 
eateth any manner of blood ; I will 
even set my face against that soul 
that eateth blood, and will cut him 
off from among his people. 

11 For the life of the flesh is in the 
blood ; and I have given it to you 
upon the altar to make an atonement 



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tor your souls ; for it is the blood that 
maketh an atonement for the soul. 

12 Therefore I said unto the chil 
dren of Israel, No soul of you shall 
eat blood, neither shall any stranger 
that sojourneth among you eat blood. 

13 And whatsoever man there be 
of the children of Israel, or of the 
strangers that ?ojourn among you, 
which hunteth and catcheth any 
beast or fowl that may be eaten; 
he shall even pour out the blood 
thereof, and cover it with dust. 

14 For it is the life of all flesh ; the 
blood of it is for the life thereof; 
therefore I said unto the children of 
Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no 
manner of flesh ; for the life of all 
flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever 
eateth it shall be cut off. 

15 And every soul that eateth that 
which died of itself, or that which 
was torn with beasts, whether it be 
one of your own country, or a stran 
ger, he shall both wash his clothes, 
and bathe himself in water, and be 
unclean until the even; then shall he 
be clean. 

16 But if he wash them not, nor 
bathe his flesh ; then he shall bear 
his iniquity. 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

Unlawful marriages Unlawful lusts. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, I am the Lord 
your God. 

3 After the doings of the land of 

1 Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not 
do ; and after the doings of the land 
of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall 
ye not do ; neither shall ye walk in 
their ordinances. 

4 Ye shall do my judgments, and 
keep mine ordinances, to walk there 
in ; I am the Lord your God. 

5 Ye shall therefore keep my stat 
utes, and my judgments; which if 
a man do, he shall live in them ; I 
am the Lord. 

6 None of you shall approach to 
any that is near of kin to him, to 
uncover their nakedness ; I am the 
Lord. 

7 The nakedness of thy father, or 
the nakedness of thy mother, shalt 
thou not uncover ; she is thy mother; 
thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 

13* 



8 The nakedness of thy father's 
wife shalt thou not uncover; it is thy 
father's nakedness. 

9 The nakedness of thy sister, the 
daughter of thy father, or daughter 
of thy mother, whether she be born 
at home, or born abroad, even their 
nakedness thou shalt not uncover. 

10 The nakedness of thy son's 
daughter, or of thy daughter's daugh 
ter, even their nakedness thou shalt 
not uncover ; for theirs is thine own 
nakedness. 

11 The nakedness of thy father's 
wife's daughter, begotten of thy fa 
ther, she is thy sister, thou shalt not 
uncover her nakedness. 

12 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of thy father's sister; she is 
thy father's near kinswoman. 

13 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of thy mother's sister; for 
she is thy mother's near kinswoman. 

14 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of thy father's brother, thou 
shalt not approach to his wife ; she is 
thine aunt. 

15 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of thy daughter-in-law ; she 
is thy son's wife ; thou shalt not un 
cover her nakedness. 

16 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of thy brother's wife ; it is 
thy brother's nakedness. 

17 Thou shalt not uncover the na 
kedness of a woman and her daugh 
ter, neither shalt thou take her son's 
daughter, or her daughter's daughter, 
to uncover her nakedness; for they 
are her near kinswomen ; it is wicked 
ness. 

18 Neither shalt thou take a wife 
to her sister, to vex her, to uncover 
her nakedness, besides the other in 
her life-time. 

19 Also thou shalt not approach 
unto a woman to uncover her naked 
ness, as long as she is put apart for 
her uncleanness. 

20 Moreover thou shalt not lie car 
nally with thy neighbour's wife, to 
defile thyself with her. 

21 And thou shalt not let any of 
thy seed pass through the fire to 
Molech, neither shalt thou profane 
the name of thy God ; I am the Lord. 

22 Thou shalt not lie with man 
kind, as with womankind ; it is abo 
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23 Neither shalt thou lie with any 
beast to defile thyself therewith ; nei 
ther shall any woman stand before a 
beast to lie down thereto ; it is confu 
sion. 

24 Defile not ye yourselves in any 
of these things ; for in all these the 
nations are defiled which I cast out 
before you ; 

25 And the land is defiled; there 
fore I do visit the iniquity thereof 
upon it, and the land itself vomiteth 
out her inhabitants. 

26 Ye shall therefore keep my stat 
utes and my judgments, and shall 
not commit any of these abomina 
tions ; neither any of your own na 
tion, nor any stranger that sojourneth 
among you ; 

27 (For all these abominations have 
the men of the land done, which were 
before you, and the land is defiled;) 

28 That the land spew not you out 
also, when ye defile it, as it spewed 
out the nations that were before you. 

29 For whosoever shall commit any 
of these abominations, even the souls 
that commit them shall be cut off 
from among their people. 

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine or 
dinance, that ye commit not any one 
of these abominable customs, which 
were committed before you, and that 
ye defile not yourselves therein ; I am 
the Lord your God. 

CHAPTER XIX. 
A repetition of sundry laws. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto all the congregation 
of the children of Israel, and say 
unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I 
the Lord your God am holy. 

3 Ye shall fear every man his mo 
ther, and his father, and keep my 
sabbaths ; I am the Lord your God. 

4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make 
to yourselves molten gods ; I am the 
Lord your God. 

5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace 
offerings unto the Lord, ye shall offer 
it at your own will. 

6 It shall be eaten the same day ye 
offer it, and on the morrow ; and if 
aught remain until the third day, it 
shall be burnt in the fire. 

7 And if it be eaten at all on the 
third day, it is abominable ; it shal 1 
not be accepted. 



8 Therefore every one that eateth it 
shall bear his iniquity, because he 
hath profaned the hallowed thing of 
the Lord ; and that soul shall be cut 
off from among his people. 

9 And when ye reap the harvest of 
your land, thou shalt not wholly 
reap the corners of thy field, neither 
shalt thou gather the gleanings of 
thy harvest. 

10 And thou shalt not glean thy 
vineyard, neither shalt thou gather 
every grape of thy vineyard; thou 
shalt leave them for the poor and 
stranger ; I am the Lord your God. 

11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal 
falsely, neither lie one to another. 

12 And ye shall not swear by my 
name falsely, neither shalt thou pro 
fane the name of thy God; I am the 
Lord. 

13 Thou shalt not defraud thy 
neighbour, neither rob him; the 
wages of him that is hired shall 
not abide with thee all night until 
the morning. 

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, 
nor put a stumbling-block before the 
blind, but shall fear thy God; I am 
the Lord. 

15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness 
in judgment; thou shalt not respect 
the person of the poor, nor honour 
the person of the mighty; but in 
righteousness shalt thou judge thy 
neighbour. 

16 Thou shalt not go up and down 
as a talebearer among thy people ; 
neither shalt thou stand against the 
blood of thy neighbour; I am the 
Lord. 

17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother 
in thine heart; thou shalt in any 
wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not 
suffer sin upon him. 

18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear 
any grudge against the children of 
thy people, but thou shalt love thy 
neighbour as thyself; I am the 
Lord. 

19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou 
shalt not let thy cattle gender with a 
diverse kind ; thou shalt not sow thy 
field with mingled seed ; neither shall 
a garment mingled of linen and 
woollen come upon thee. 

20 And whosoever lieth carnally 
with a woman, that is a bond-maid, 
betrothed to a husband, and not at 



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all redeemed, nor freedom given her ; 
she shall be scourged ; they shall not 
be put to death, because she was not 
free. 

21 And he shall bring his trespass 
offering unto the Lord, unto the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
even a ram for a trespass offering. 

22 And the priest shall make an 
atonement for him with the ram of 
the trespass offering before the Lord 
for his sin which he hath done : and 
the sin which he hath done shall be 
forgiven him. 

23 And when ye shall come into the 
land, and shall have planted all man 
ner of trees for food, then ye shall 
count the fruit thereof as uncircum- 
cised ; three years shall it be as uncir- 
cumcised unto you ; it shall not be 
eaten of. 

24 But in the fourth year all the 
fruit thereof shall be holy to praise 
the Lord withal. 

25 And in the fifth year shall ye 
eat of the fruit thereof, that it may 
yield unto you the increase therof ; I 
am the Lord your God. 

26 Ye shall not eat any thing with 
the blood ; neither shall ye use 
enchantment, nor observe times. 

27 Ye shall not round the corners 
of your heads, neither shalt thou mar 
the corners of thy beard. 

28 Ye shall not make any cuttings 
in your flesh for the dead, nor print 
any marks upon you ; I am the Lord.. 

29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, 
to cause her to be a whore ; lest the 
land fall to whoredom, and the land 
become full of wickedness. 

30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and 
reverence my sanctuary ; I am the 
Lord. 

31 Regird not them that have 
familiar spirits, neither seek after 
wizard?, to be defiled by them ; I am 
the Lord your God. 

32 Thou shalt rise up before the 
hoary head, and honour the face of 
the old man, and fear thy God ; I am 
the Lord. 

33 And if a stranger sojourn with 
thee in your land, ye shall not vex 
him. 

34 But the stranger that dwelleth 
with you shall be unto you as one 
born among you, and thou shalt love 
him as thyself; for ye were strangers 



in the land of Egypt ; I am the Lord 
your God. 

35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness 
in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, 
or in measure. 

36 Just balances, just weights, a 
just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye 
have ; I am the Lord your God, 
which brought you out of the land of 
Egypt. 

37 Therefore shall ye observe all 
my statutes, and all my judgment*, 
and do them ; I am the Lord. 

CHAPTER XX. 

Of Molech Of wizards Of sanctification 
Of him that curseth his parents Of adul 
tery Of incest Of sodomy Of bestiality 
Of uncleanness Obedience is required. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Again, thou shalt say to the 
children of Israel. Whosoever he be 
of the children of Israel, or of the 
strangers that sojourn in Israel, that 
giveth any of his seed unto Molech ; 
he shall surely be put to death ; the 
people of the land shall stone him 
with stones. 

3 And I will set my face against 
that man, and will cut him off from 
among his people ; because he hath 
given of his seed unto Molech, to 
defile my sanctuary, and to profane 
my holy name. 

4 And if the people of the land do 
any ways hide their eyes from the 
man, when he giveth of his seed unto 
Molech, and kill him not ; 

5 Then I will set my face against 
that man, and against his family, and 
will cut him off, and all that go a 
whoring after him, to commit whore 
dom with Molech, from among their 
people. 

6 And the soul that turneth after 
such as have familiar spirits, and 
after wizards, to go a whoring after 
them, I will even set my face against 
that soul, and will cut him off from 
among his people. 

7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and 
be ye holy ; for I am the Lord your 
God. 

8 And ye shall keep my statutes, 
and do them ; I am the Lord which 
sanctify you. 

9 For every one that curseth his 
father or his mother shall be surely 
put to death; he hath cursed his 



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father or his mother ; his blood shall 
be upon him. 

10 And the man that committeth 
adultery with another man's wife, 
even he that committeth adultery 
with his neighbour's wife, the adult 
erer and the adulteress shall surely 
be put to death. 

11 And the man that lieth with his 
father's wife hath uncovered his 
father's nakedness; both of them 
shall surely be put to death; their 
blood shall be upon them. 

12 And if a man lie with his daughter- 
in-law, both of them shall surely be 
put to death ; they have wrought con 
fusion ; their blood shall be upon 
them. 

13 If a man also lie with mankind, 
as he lieth with a woman, both of 
them have committed an abomina 
tion ; they shall surely be put to 
death; their blood shall be upon 
them. 

14 And if a man take a wife and 
her mother, it is wickedness ; they 
shall be burnt with fire, both he and 
they ; that there be no wickedness 
among you. 

15 And if a man lie with a beast, he 
shall surely be put to death ; and ye 
shall slay the beast. 

16 And if a woman approach unto 
any beast, and lie down thereto, thou 
shalt kill the woman and the beast; 
they shall surely be put to death; 
their blood shall be upon them. 

17 And if a man shall take his 
sister, his father's daughter, or his 
mother's daughter, and see her 
nakedness, and she see his naked 
ness ; it is a wicked thing ; and they 
shall be cut off in the sight of their 
people ; he hath uncovered his sister's 
nakedness ; he shall bear his iniquity. 

18 And if a man shall lie with a 
woman having her sickness, and shall 
uncover her nakedness; he hath dis 
covered her fountain, and she hath 
uncovered the fountain of her blood : 
and both of them shall be cut off from 
among their people. 

19 And thou shalt not uncover the 
nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor 
of thy father's sister ; for he uncov- 
ereth his near kin j they shall bear 
their iniquity. 

20 And if a man shall lie with his 
uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his 



uncle's nakedness ; they shall bear 
their sin ; they shall die childless. 

21 And if a man shall take his 
brother's wife, it is an unclean thing; 
he hath uncovered his brother's 
nakedness ; they shall be childless. 

22 Ye shall therefore keep all my 
statutes, and all my judgments, and 
do them ; that the land, whither I 
bring you to dwell therein, spew you 
not out. 

23 And ye shall not walk in the 
manners of the nation, which I cast 
out before you; for they committed 
all these things, and therefore I 
abhorred them. 

24 But I have said unto you, Ye 
shall inherit their land, and I will 
give it unto you to possess it, a land 
that floweth with milk and honey; I 
am the Lord your God, which have 
separated you from other people. 

25 Ye shall therefore put difference 
between clean beasts and unclean, 
and between unclean fowls and clean ; 
and ye shall not make your souls 
abominable by beast, or by fowl, or 
by any manner of living thing that 
creepeth on the ground, which I have 
separated from you as unclean. 

26 And ye shall be holy unto me; 
for I the Lord am holy, and have 
severed you from other people, that 
ye should be mine. 

27 A man also or woman that hath 
a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, 
shall surely be put to death ; they 
shall stone them with stones; their 
blood shall be upon them. 

CHAPTER XXI. 
Priestly qualifications. 

AND the Lord said unto Moses, 
Speak unto the priests the sons 
of Aaron, and say unto them, There 
shall none be defiled with the dead 
among his people; 

2 But for his kin, that is near unto 
him, that is, for his mother, and for 
his father, and for his son, and for 
his daughter, and for his brother, 

3 And for his sister a virgin, that is 
nigh unto him, which hath had no 
husband ; for her may he be defiled. 

4 But he shall not defile himself, 
being a chief man among his people, 
to profane himself. 

5 They shall not make baldness 
upon their head, neither shall they 
shave off the corner of their beard. 



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nor make any cuttings in their flesh. 

6 They shall be holy unto their 
God, and not profane the name of 
their God; for the offerings of the 
Lord made by fire, and the bread of 
their God, they do offer; therefore 
they shall be holy. 

7 They shall not take a wife that 
is a whore, or profane ; neither shall 
they take a woman put away from 
her husband; for he is holy unto his 
God. 

8 Thou shalt sanctify him there 
fore ; for he offereth the bread of thy 
God ; he shall be holy unto thee ; for 
I the Lord, which sanctify you, am 
holy. 

9 And the daughter of any priest, 
if she profane herself by playing the 
whore, she profaneth her father; she 
shall be burnt with fire, 

10 And he that is the high priest 
among his brethren, upon whose head 
the anointing oil was poured, and that 
is consecrated to put on the garments, 
shall not uncover his head, nor rend 
his clothes ; 

11 Neither shall he go in to touch 
any dead body, nor defile himself for 
his father, or his mother; 

12 Neither shall he go out of the 
sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary 
of his God; for the crown of the 
anointing oil of his God is upon him; 
I am the Lord. 

13 And he shall take a wife in her 
virginity. 

14 A widow, or a divorced woman, 
or profane, or a harlot, these shall he 
not take; but he shall take a virgin 
of his own people to wife. 

15 Neither shall he profane his seed 
among his people ; for I the Lord 
do sanctify him. 

16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

17 Speak unto Aaron, saying, Who 
soever he be of thy seed in their gene 
rations that hath any blemish, let 
him not approach to offer the bread 
of his God. 

18 For whatsoever man he be that 
hath a blemish, he shall not ap- 

E roach ; a blind man, or a lame, or 
e that hath a flat nose, or any thing 
superfluous, 

19 Or a man that is broken-footed, 
or broken-handed, 

?0 Or crook-backed, or a dwarf, or 



that hath a blemish in his eye, or he 
scurvy, or scabbed, or hath his stones 
broken ; 

21' No man that hath a blemish of 
the seed of Aaron the priest shall 
come nigh to offer the offerings of the 
Lord made by fire ; he hath a blem 
ish ; he shall not come nigh to offer 
the bread of his God. 

22 He shall eat the bread of his 
God, both of the most holy, and of 
the holy. 

23 Only he shall not go in unto the 
veil, nor come nigh unto the altar, 
because he hath a blemish ; that he 
profane not my sanctuaries ; for I the 
Lord do sanctify them. 

24 And Moses told it unto Aaron, 
and to his sons, and unto all the 
children of Israel. 

CHAPTER XXII. 

T?ie priests ; their duties and priinleffes Of 
sacrifices. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, 
that they separate themselves from 
the holy things of the children of Is 
rael, and that they profane not my 
holy name in those things which they 
hallow unto me ; I am the Lord. 

3 Say unto them, Whosoever he 
be of all your seed among your gene 
rations that goeth unto the holy 
things, which the children of Israel 
hallow unto the Lord, having his un- 
cleanness upon him, that soul shall 
be cut off from my presence ; I am 
the Lord. 

4 What man soever of the seed of 
Aaron is a leper, or hath a running 
issue ; he shall not eat of the holy 
things, until he be clean. And whoso 
toucheth any thing that is unclean 
by the dead, or a man whose seed 
goeth from him ; 

5 Or whosoever toucheth any creep 
ing thing, whereby he may be made 
unclean, or a man of whom he may 
take uncleanness, whatsoever un- 
cleanness he hath ; 

6 The soul which hath touched any 
such shall be unclean until even, and 
shall not eat of the holy things, un 
less he wash his flesh with water. 

7 And when the sun is down, he 
shall be clean, and shall afterward 
eat of the holy things ; because it is 
his food. 



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8 That which dieth of itself, or is 
torn with beasts, he shall not eat to 
defile himself therewith ; I am the 
Lord. 

9 They shall therefore keep mine 
ordinance, lest they hear sin for it, 
and die ; therefore, if they profane 
not mine ordinances, I the Lord will 
sanctify them. 

10 There shall no stranger eat of 
the holy thing ; a sojourner of the 
priest, or a hired servant, shall not 
eat of the holy thing. 

11 But if the priest huy any soul 
with his money, he shall eat of it, 
and he that is born in his house; 
they shall eat of his meat. 

12 If the priest's daughter also be 
married unto a stranger, she may not 
eat of an offering of the holy things. 

13 But if the priest's daughter be 
a widow, or divorced, and have no 
child, and is returned unto her fa 
ther's house, as in her youth, she 
shall eat of her father's meat; but 
there shall no stranger eat thereof. 

14 And if a man eat of the holy 
thing unwittingly, then he shall put 
the fifth part thereof unto it, and 
shall give it unto the priest with the 
holy thing. 

15 And they shall not profane the 
holy things of the children of Israel 
which they offer unto the Lord ; 

16 Or suffer them to bear the ini 
quity of trespass, when they eat their 
holy things ; for I the Lord do sanc 
tify them. 

17 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

18 Speak unto Aaron, and to his 
sons, and unto all the children of Is 
rael, and say unto them, Whatsoever 
he be of the house of Israel, or of 
the strangers in Israel, that will offer 
his oblation for all his vows, and for 
all his free-will offerings, which they 
will offer unto the Lord for a burnt 
offering ; 

19 Ye shall offer at your own will 
a male without blemish, of the beeves, 
of the sheep, or of the goats. 

20 But whatsoever hath a blemish, 
that shall ye not offer; for it shall 
not be acceptable for you. 

21 And whosoever offereth a sacri 
fice of peace offerings unto the Lord 
to accomplish his vow, or a free-will 
offering in beeves or sheep, it shall 






ae perfect to be accepted; there shall 
be no blemish therein. 

22 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or 
having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, 
ye shall not offer these unto the Lord, 
nor make an offering by fire of them 
upon the altar unto the Lord. 

23 Either a bullock or a lamb that 
bath any thing superfluous or lacking 
in his parts, that mayest thou offer 
for a free-will offering; but for a vow 
it shall not be accepted. 

24 Ye shall not offer unto the Lord 
that which is bruised, or crushed, or 
broken, or cut ; neither shall ye make 
any offering thereof in your land. 

25 Neither from a stranger's hand 
shall ye offer the bread of your God 
of any of these; because their cor 
ruption is in them, and blemishes be 
in them ; they shall not be accepted 
for you. 

26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

27 When a bullock, or a sheep, or 
a goat, is brought forth, then it shall 
be seven days under the dam ; and 
from the eighth day and thenceforth 
it shall be accepted for an offering 
made by fire unto the Lord. 

28 And whether it be cow or ewe, 
ye shall not kill it and her young 
both in one day. 

29 And when ye will offer a sacri 
fice of thanksgiving unto the Lord, 
offer it at your own will. 

30 On the same day it shall be 
eaten up ; ye shall leave none of it 
until the morrow ; I am the Lord. 

31 Therefore shall ye keep my com 
mandments, and do them ; I am the 
Lord. 

32 Neither shall ye profane my holy 
name : but I will be hallowed among 
the children of Israel ; I am the Lord 
which hallow you, 

33 That brought you out of the 
land of Egypt, to be your God ; I am 
the Lord. 

CHAPTER XXIII. 

The feasts of the. Lm-d The sabbath Glean 
ings to be leflThe day of atonement. 
AND the 'Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, Concerning the 
feasts of the Lord, which ye shall 
proclaim to be holy convocations, 
even these are my feasts. 



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3 Six days shall work be done; 
but tbe seventh day is the sabbath 
of rest, a holy convocation ; ye shall 
do no work therein ; it is the sabbath 
of the Lord in all your dwellings. 

4 These are the feasts of the Lord, 
even holy convocations, which ye 
shall proclaim in their seasons. 

5 In the fourteenth day of the first 
month at even is the Lord's pass- 
over. 

6 And on the fifteenth day of the 
same month is the feast of unleaven 
ed bread unto the Lord j seven days 
ye must eat unleavened bread. 

7 In the first day ye shall have a 
holy convocation ; ye shall do no ser 
vile work therein. 

8 But ye shall offer an offering 
made by fire unto the Lord seven 
days ; in the seventh day is a holy 
convocation ; ye shall do no servile 
work therein. 

9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

10 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, and say unto them, When ye 
be come into the land which I give 
unto you, and shall reap the harvest 
thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf 
of the first-fruits of your harvest unto 
the priest; 

11 And he shall wave the sheaf 
before the Lord, to be accepted for 
you ; on the morrow after the sab 
bath the priest shall wave it. 

12 And ye shall offer that day 
when ye wave the sheaf a he lamb 
without blemish of the first year for 
a burnt offering unto the Lord. 

13 And the meat offering thereof 
shall be two tenth deals of fine flour 
mingled with oil, an offering made 
by fire unto the Lord for a sweet 
savour; and the drink offering thereof 
shall be of wine, the fourth part of a 
bin. 

14 And ye shall eat neither bread, 
nor parched corn, nor green ears, 
until the self-same day that ye have 
brought an offering unto your God; 
it shall be a statute for ever through 
out your generations in all your 
dwellings. 

15 And ye shall count unto you 
from the morrow after the sabbath, 
from the day that ye brought the 
eheaf of the wave offering; seven 
sabbaths shall be complete; 



16 Even unto the morrow after the 
seventh sabbath shall ye number 
fifty days ; and ye shall offer a new 
meat offering unto the Lord. 

17 Ye shall bring out of your habi 
tations two wave loaves of two tenth 
deals ; they shall be of fine flour ; 
they shall be baken with leaven ; they 
are the first-fruits unto the Lord. 

18 And ye shall offer with the bread 
seven lambs without blemish of the 
first year, and one young bullock, and 
two rams ; they shall be for a burnt 
offering unto the Lord, with their 
meat offering, and their drink offer 
ings, even an offering made by fire, 
of sweet savour unto the Lord. 

19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid 
of the goats for a sin offering, and 
two lambs of the first year for a 
sacrifice of peace offerings. 

20 And the priest shall wave them 
with the bread of the first-fruits for 
a wave offering before the Lord, 
with the two lambs; they shall be 
holy to the Lord for the priest. 

21 And ye shall proclaim on the 
self-same day, that it may be a holy 
convocation unto you; ye shall do no 
servile work therein ; it shall be a 
statute for ever in all your dwellings 
throughout your generations. 

22 And when ye reap the harvest 
of your land, thou shalt not make 
clean riddance of the corners of thy 
field when thou reapest, neither shalt 
thou gather any gleaning of thy har 
vest ; thou shalt leave them unto the 
poor, and to the stranger; I am the 
Lord your God. 

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

24 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, saying, In the seventh month, 
in the first day of the month, shall ye 
have a sabbath, a memorial of blow 
ing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 

25 Ye shall do no servile work 
therein ; but ye shall offer an offer 
ing made by fire unto the Lord. 

26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

27 Also on the tenth day of this 
seventh month there shall be a day 
of atonement; it shall be a holy 
convocation unto you; and ye shall 
afflict your souls, and offer an offer 
ing made by fire unto the Lord. 

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that same day; for it is a day of 
atonement, to make an atonement 
for you before the Lord your God. 

29 For whatsoever soul it be that 
shall not be afflicted in that same 
day, he shall be cut off from among 
his people. 

30 And whatsoever soul it be that 
doetk any work in that same day, 
the same soul will I destroy from 
among his people. 

31 Ye shall do no manner of work ; 
it shall be a statute for ever through 
out your generations in all your 
dwellings. 

32 It shall be unto you a sabbath 
of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls; 
in the ninth day of the month at 
even, from even unto even, shall ye 
celebrate your sabbath. 

33 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

34 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, saying, The fifteenth day of this 
seventh month shall be the feast of 
tabernacles for seven days unto the 
Lord. 

35 On the first day shall be a holy 
convocation ; ye shall do no servile 
work therein. 

36 Seven days ye shall offer an of 
fering made by fire unto the Lord; 
on the eighth day shall be a holy 
convocation unto you, and ye shall 
offer an offering made by fire unto 
the Lord ; it is a solemn assembly ; 
and ye shall do no servile work therein. 

37 These are the feasts of the Lord, 
which ye shall proclaim to be holy 
convocations, to offer an offering 
made by fire unto the Lord, a bm'nt 
offering, and a meat offering, a sacri 
fice, and drink offerings, everything 
upon his day ; 

38 Beside the sabbaths of the Lord, 
and beside your gifts, and beside all 
your vows,and beside all your free-will 
offerings, which ye give unto the Lord. 

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the 
seventh month, when ye have gath 
ered in the fruit of the land, ye 
shall keep a feast unto the Lord 
seven days ; on the first day shall be 
a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall 
be a sabbath. 

40 And ye shall take you on the 
first day the boughs of goodly trees, 
branches of palm-trees, and the 
boughs of thick trees, and willows 



of the brook; and ye shall rejoice 
before the Lord your God seven days. 

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto 
the Lord seven days in the year ; it 
shall be a statute for ever in your ge 
nerations ; ye shall celebrate it in the 
seventh month. 

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven 
days ; all that are Israelites born 
shall dwell in booths ; 

43 That your generations may know 
that I made the children of Israel to 
dwell in booths, when I brought them 
out of the land of Egypt; I am the 
Lord your God. 

44 And Moses declared unto the 
children of Israel the feasts of the 
Lord. 

CHAPTER XXIV. 

The. oil The show-bread Tlie tow of blot' 
phemy Of murder Of damage. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Command the children of Israel, 
that they bring unto thee pure oil 
olive beaten for the light, to cause 
the lamps to burn continually. 

3 Without the veil of the testimony, 
in the tabernacle of the congregation, 
shall Aaron order it from the evening 
unto the morning before the Lord con 
tinually ; it shall be a statute for ever 
in your generations. 

4 He shall order the lamps upon 
the pure candlestick before the Lord 
continually. 

5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and 
bake twelve cakes thereof; two tenth 
deals shall be in one cake. 

6 And thou shalt set them in two 
rows, six on a row, upon the pure 
table before the Lord. 

7 And thou shalt put pure frank 
incense upon each row, that it may 
be on the bread for a memorial, even 
an offering made by fire unto the Lord. 

8 Every Sabbath he shall set it in 
order before the Lord continually, 
being taken from the children of Is 
rael by an everlasting covenant. 

9 And it shall be Aaron's and his 
sons' ; and they shall eat it in the 
holy place ; for it is most holy unto 
him of the offerings of the Lord made 
by fire by a perpetual statute. 

10 And the son of an Israelitish 
woman, whose father was an Egyp 
tian, went out among the children of 
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woman and a man of Israel strove 
together in the camp ; 

11 And the Israelitish woman's son 
blasphemed the name of the Lord, 
and cursed. And they brought him 
unto Moses ; (and his mother's name 
was Shelomith, the daughter of Dib- 
ri, of the tribe of Dan j) 

12 And they put him in ward, that 
the mind of the Lord might be showed 
them. 

13 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, 
saying, 

14 Bring forth him that hath cursed 
without the camp ; and let all that 
heard him lay their hands upon his 
head, and let all the congregation 
stone him. 

15 And thou shalt speak unto the 
children of Israel, saying, Whosoever 
curseth his God shall bear his sin. 

16 And he that blasphemeth the 
name of the Lord, he shall surely be 
put to death, and all the congrega 
tion shall certainly stone him ; as 
well the stranger, as he that is born 
in the land, when he blasphemeth the 
name of the Lord, shall be put to 
death. 

17 And he that killeth any man 
shall surely be put to death. 

18 And he that killeth a beast shall 
make it good ; beast for beast. 

19 And if a man cause a blemish in 
his neighbour ; as he hath done, so 
shall it be done to him ; 

20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, 
tooth for tooth ; as he hath caused a 
blemish in a man, so shall it be done 
to him again. 

21 And he that killeth a beast, he 
shall restore it; and he that killeth a 
man, he shall be put to death. 

22 Ye shall have one manner of 
law, as well for the stranger, as for 
one of your own country ; for I am 
the Lord your God. 

23 And Moses spake to the children 
of Israel, that they should bring forth 
him that had cursed out of the camp, 
and stone him with stones; and the 
children of Israel did as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

CHAPTER XXV. 

The seventh year The jubilee Of oppres 
sion Of obedience Redemption of land 
Of houses Of servants. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
in mount Sinai, saying, 



2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When ye come 
into the land which I give you, then 
shall the land keep a sabbath unto 
the Lord. 

3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, 
and six years thou shalt prune thy 
vineyard, and gather in the fruit 
thereof ; 

4 But in the seventh year shall be 
a sabbath of rest unto the land, a 
sabbath for the Lord ; thou shalt 
neither sow thy field, nor prune thy 
vineyard. 

5 That which groweth of its own 
accord of thy harvest thou shalt not 
reap, neither gather the grapes of thy 
vine undressed ; for it is a year of 
rest unto the land. 

6 And the sabbath of the land shall 
be meat for you; for thee, and for 
thy servant, and for thy maid, and 
for thy hired servant, and for thy 
stranger that sojourneth with thee, 

7 And for thy cattle, and for the 
beast that are in thy land, shall all 
the increase thereof be meat. 

8 And thou shalt number seven sab 
baths of years unto thee, seven times 
seven years ; and the space of the 
seven sabbaths of years shall be unto 
thee forty and nine years. 

9 Then shalt thou cause the trum 
pet of the jubilee to sound on the 
tenth day of the seventh month, in 
the day of atonement shall ye make 
the trumpet sound throughout all 
your land. 

1 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth 
year, and proclaim liberty through 
out all the land unto all the inhabit 
ants thereof; it shall be a jubilee 
unto you; and ye shall return every 
man unto his possesion, and ye 
shall return every man unto his 
family. 

11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year 
be unto you; ye shall not sow, nei 
ther reap that which groweth of it 
self in it, nor gather the grapes in it 
of thy vine undressed. 

12 For it is the jubilee ; it shall be 
holy unto you ; ye shall eat the in 
crease thereof out of the field. 

13 In the year of this jubilee ye 
shall return every man unto his pos 
session. 

14 And if thou sell aught unto thy 
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neighbour's hand, ye shall not op 
press one another. 

15 According to the number of years 
after the jubike thou shalt buy of thy 
neighbour, and according unto the 
number of years of the fruits he shall 
sell unto thee ; 

16 According to the multitude of 
years thou shalt increase the price 
thereof, and according to the fewness 
of years thou shalt diminish the price 
of it ; for according to the number of 
the years of the fruits doth he sell 
unto thee. 

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress 
one another; but thou shalt fear 
thy God ; for I am the Lord your 
God. 

18 Wherefore ye shall do my stat 
utes, and keep my judgments, and 
do them ; and ye shall dwell in the 
land in safety. 

19 And the land shall yield her 
fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and 
dwell therein in safety. 

20 And if ye shall say, What shall 
we eat the seventh year? behold, we 
shall not sow, nor gather in our in 
crease ; 

21 Then I will command my bless 
ing upon you in the sixth year, and it 
shall bring forth fruit for three years. 

22 And ye shall sow the eighth 
year, and eat yet of old fruit until 
the ninth year ; until her fruits come 
in ye shall eat of the old store. 

23 The land shall not be sold for 
ever; for the land is mine; for ye are 
strangers and sojourners with me. 

24 And in all the land of your pos 
session ye shall grant a redemption 
for the land. 

25 If thy brother be waxen poor, 
and hath sold away some of his pos 
session, and if any of his kin come 
to redeem it, hen shall he redeem 
that which his ? rother sold. 

26 And if the man have none to 
redeem it, and himself be able to 
redeem it; 

27 Then let him count the years of 
the sale thereof, and restore the over 
plus unto the man to whom he sold 
it ; that he may return unto his pos 
session. 

28 But if he be not able to restore 
it to him, then that which is sold 
shall remain in the hand of him that 
hath bought it until the year of ju 



bilee; and in the jubilee it shall go 
out, and he shall return unto his pos 
session. 

29 And if a man sell his dwelling- 
house in a walled city, then he may 
redeem it within a whole year after 
it is sold ; within a full year may he 
redeem it. 

30 And if it be not redeemed within 
the space of a full year, then the 
house that is in the walled city shall 
be established for ever to him that 
bought it throughout his generations; 
it shall not go out in the jubilee. 

31 But the houses of the villages 
which have no wall round about them 
shall be counted as the fields of the 
country ; they may be redeemed, and 
they shall go out in the jubilee. 

32 Notwithstanding the cities of 
the Levites, and the houses of the 
cities of their possession, may the 
Levites redeem at any time. 

33 And if a man purchase of the 
Levites, then the house that was sold, 
and the city of his possession, shall 
go out in the year of jubilae ; for the 
houses of the cities of the Levites are 
their possession among the children 
of Israel. 

34 But the field of the suburbs of 
their cities may not be sold ; for it is 
their perpetual possession. 

35 And if thy brother be waxen 
poor, and fallen in decay with thee ; 
then thou shalt relieve him ; yea, 
though he be a stranger, or a so- 
journer; that he may live with thee. 

36 Take thou no usury of him, or 
increase ; but fear thy God ; that thy 
brother may live with thee. 

37 Thou shait not give him thy 
money upon usury, nor lend him thy 
victuals for increase. 

38 I am the Lord your God, which 
brought you forth out of the land of 
Egypt, to give you the land of Ca 
naan, and to be your God. 

39 And if thy brother that dwell- 
eth by thee be waxen poor, and be 
sold unto thee ; thou shalt not com 
pel him to serve as a bond-servant; 

40 But as a hired servant, and as 
a sojourner, he shall be with thee, 
and shall serve thee unto the year of 
jubilee ; 

41 And then shall he depart from 
thee, both he and his children with 
him, and shall return unto his own 



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family, and unto the possession of 
his fathers shall he return. 

42 For they are my servants, which 
I brought forth out of the land of 
Egypt; they shall not be sold as 
bond-men. 

43 Thou shalt not rule over him 
with rigour; but shalt fear thy God. 

44 Both thy bond-men, and thy 
bond-maids, which thou shalt have, 
shall be of the heathen that are round 
about you j of them shall ye buy bond 
men and bond-maids. 

45 Moreover, of the children of the 
strangers that do sojourn among you, 
of them shall ye buy, and of their 
families that are with you, which 
they begat in your land: and they 
shall be your possession. 

46 And ye shall take them as an in 
heritance for your children after you, 
to inherit them for a possession ; they 
shall be your bond-men for ever ; but 
over your brethren the children of Is 
rael, ye shall not rule one over another 
with rigour. 

47 And if a sojourner or stranger 
wax rich by thee, and thy brother 
that dwelleth by him wax poor, and 
sell himself unto the stranger or so 
journer by thee, or to the stock of the 
stranger's family; 

48 After that he is sold he may be 
redeemed again ; one of his brethren 
may redeem him ; 

49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's 
son, may redeem him, or any that is 
nigh of kin unto him of his family 
may redeem him ; or if he be able, 
he may redeem himself. 

50 And he shall reckon with him 
that bought him from the year that 
he was sold to him unto the year of 
jubilee ; and the price of his sale shall 
be according unto the number of years, 
according to the time of a hired ser 
vant shall it be with him. 

51 If there be yet many years be 
hind, according unto them he shall 
give again the price of his redemp 
tion out of the money that he was 
bought for. 

52 And if there remain but few 
jears unto the year of jubilee, then 
he shall count with him, and accord 
ing unto his years shall he give him 
again the price of his redemption. 

53 And as a yearly hired servant 
shall he be with him ; and the other 



shall not rule with rigour over him 
in thy sight. 

54 And if he be not redeemed in 
these years, then he shall go out in 
the year of jubilee, both he, and his 
children with him. 

55 For unto me the children of Is 
rael are servants ; they are my ser 
vants whom I brought forth out of 
the land of Egypt; I am the Lord 
your God. 

CHAPTER XXVI. 
Of idolatry Religiousness Blessings to the 



YE shall make you no idols nor 
graven image, neither rear you 
up a standing image, neither shall 
ye set up any image of stone in your 
land, to bow down unto it; for I am 
the Lord your God. 

2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and 
reverence my sanctuary ; I am the 
Lord. 

3 If ye walk in my statutes, and 
keep my commandments, and do 
them ; 

4 Then I will give you rain in due 
season, and the land shall yield her 
increase, and the trees of the field 
shall yield their fruit. 

5 And your threshing shall reach 
unto the vintage, and the vintage 
shall reach unto the sowing-time ; 
and ye shall eat your bread to the 
full, and dwell in your land safely. 

6 And I will give peace in the land, 
and ye shall lie down, and none shall 
make you afraid; and I will rid evil 
beasts out of the land, neither shall 
the sword go through your land. 

7 And ye shall chase your enemies, 
and they shall fall before you by the 
sword. 

8 And five of you shall chase a 
hundred, and a hundred of you shall 
put ten thousand to flight ; and your 
enemies shall fall before you by the 
sword. 

9 For I will have respect unto you, 
and make you fruitful, and multiply 
you, and establish my covenant with 
you. 

10 And ye shall eat old sto--o and 
bring forth the old because of the 
new. 

11 And I will set my tabernacle 
among you; and my soul shall njt 
abhor you ; 

12 And I will walk among you, and 



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will be your God, and ye shall be my 
people 

13 I am the Lord your God, which 
brought you forth out of the land of 
Egypt, that ye should not be their 
bond-men ; and I have broken the 
bands of your yoke, and make you 
go upright. 

14 But if ye will not hearken unto 
ine, and will not do all these com 
mandments ; 

15 And if ye shall despise my 
statutes, or if your soul abhor my 
judgments, so that ye will not do all 
my commandments, but that ye break 
my covenant ; 

16 I also will do this unto you; I 
will even appoint over you terror, 
consumption, and the burning ague, 
that shall consume the eyes, and 
cause sorrow of heart; and ye shall 
sow your seed in vain, for your ene 
mies shall eat it. 

17 And I will set my face against 
you, and ye shall be slain before your 
enemies; they that hate you shall 
reign over you; and ye shall flee 
when none pursueth you. 

18 And if yc will not yet for all this 
hearken unto me, then I will punish 
you seven times more for your sins. 

19 And I will break the pride of 
your power ; and I will make your 
heaven as iron, and your earth as 
brass ; 

20 And your strength shall be spent 
in vain ; for your land shall not 
yield her increase, neither shall the 
trees of the land yield their fruits. 

21 And if ye walk contrary unto 
me, and will not hearken unto me; I 
will bring seven times more plagues 
upon you according to your sins. 

22 I will also send wild beasts 
among you, which shall rob you of 
your children, and destroj' your cat 
tle, and make you few in number ; 
and your highways shall be desolate. 

23 And if ye will not be reformed 
by me by these things, but will walk 
contrary unto me ; 

24 Then will I also walk contrary 
unto you, and will punish you yet 
seven times for your sins. 

25 And I will bring a sword upon 
you, that shall avenge the quarrel of 
my covenant ; and when ye are 
gathered together within your cities, 
I will send the pestilence among you ; 



and ye shall be delivered into the 
hand of the enemy. 

26 And when I have broken the 
staff of your bread, ten women shall 
bake your bread in one oven, and 
they shall deliver you your bread 
again by weight ; and ye shall eat, 
and not be satisfied. 

27 And if ye will not for all this 
hearken unto me, but walk contrary 
unto me; 

28 Then I will walk contrary unto 
you also in fury ; and I, even I, will 
chastise you seven times for your 
sins. 

29 And ye shall eat the flesh of 
your sons, and the flesh of your 
daughters shall ye eat. 

30 And I will destroy your high 
places, and cut down your images, 
and cast your carcasses upon the 
carcasses of your idols, and my soul 
shall abhor you. 

31 And I will make your cities 
waste, and bring your sanctuaries 
unto desolation, and I will not smell 
the savour of your sweet odours. 

32 And I will bring the land into 
desolation ; and your enemies which 
dwell therein shall be astonished at 
it. 

33 And I will scatter you among 
the heathen, and will draw out a 
sword after you; and your land shall 
be desolate, and your cities waste. 

34 Then shall the land enjoy her 
sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, 
and ye be in your enemies' land: 
even then shall the land rest, and 
enjoy her sabbaths. 

35 As long as it lieth desolate it 
shall rest; because it did not rest in 
your sabbaths, when yc dwelt upon 
it. 

36 And upon them that are left 
alive of you I will send a faintness 
into their hearts in the lands of their 
enemies ; and the sound of a shaken 
leaf shall chase them ; and they shall 
flee, as fleeing from a sword; and 
they shall fall when none pursueth. 

37 And they shall fall one upon 
another, as it were before a sword, 
when none pursueth ; and ye shall 
have no power to stand before your 
enemies. 

38 And ye shall perish among the 
heathen, and the land of your enemies 
shall eat you up. 



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39 And they that are left of you 
shall pine away in their iniquity in 
your enemies' lands ; and also in the 
iniquities of their fathers shall they 
pine away with them. 

40 If they shall confess their 
iniquity, and the iniquity of their 
fathers, with their trespass which 
they trespassed against me, and that 
also they have walked contrary unto 
me; 

41 And that I also have walked con 
trary unto them, and have brought 
them into the land of their enemies ; 
if then their uncircumcised hearts be 
humbled, and they then accept of the 
punishment of their iniquity ; 

42 Then will I remember my cove 
nant with Jacob, and also my covenant 
with Isaac, and also my covenant 
with Abraham will I remember ; and 
I will remember the land. 

43 The land also shall be left of 
them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, 
while she lieth desolate without them ; 
and they shall accept of the punish*- 
ment of their iniquity ; because, even 
because they despised my judgments, 
and because their soul abhorred my 
statutes. 

44 And yet for all that, when they 
be in the land of their enemies, I will 
not cast them away, neither will I 
abhor them, to destroy them uiterly, 
and to break my covenant with them; 
for I am the Lord their God. 

45 But I will for their sakes remem 
ber the covenant of their ancestors, 
whom I brought forth out of the land 
of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, 
that I might be their God ; I am the 
Lord. 

46 These are the statutes and judg 
ments and laws, which the Lord 
made between him and the children 
of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand 
of Moses. 

CHAPTER XXVII. 

. Of vows The tithe may not be changed. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When a man 
shall make a singular vow, the 
persons shall be for the Lord by thy 
estimation. 

3 And thy estimation shall be of the 
male from twenty y^ars old even unto 
sixty years old, even thy estimation 

14* L 



shall be fifty shekels of silver, after 
the shekel of the sanctuary. 

4 And if it be a female, then thy 
estimation shall be thirty shekels. 

5 And if it be from five years old 
even unto twenty years old, then thy 
estimation shall be of the male twenty 
shekels, and for the female ten 
shekels. 

6 And if it be from a month old 
even unto five years old, then thy 
estimation shall be of the male five 
shekels of silver, and for the female 
thy estimation shall be three shekels 
of silver. 

7 And if it be from sixty years old 
and above ; if it be a male, then thy 
estimation shall be fifteen shekels, 
and for the female ten shekels. 

8 But if he be poorer than thy esti 
mation, then he shall present him 
self before the priest, and the priest 
shall value him ; according to his 
ability that vowed shall the priest 
value him. 

9 And if it be a beast, whereof men 
bring an offering unto the Lord, all 
that any man giveth of such unto the 
Lord shall be holy. 

10 He shall not alter it, nor change 
it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a 
good ; and if he shall at all change 
beast for beast, then it and the ex 
change thereof shall be holy. 

11 And if it be any unclean beast, 
of which they do not offer a sacrifice 
unto the Lord, then he shall present 
the beast before the priest ; 

12 And the priest shall value it, 
whether it be good or bad ; as thou 
valuest it, who art the priest, so shall 
it be. 

13 But if he will at all redeem it, 
then he shall add a fifth part thereof 
unto thy estimation. 

14 And when a man shall sanctify 
his house to be holy unto the Lord,, 
then the priest shall estimate it,, 
whether it be good or bad; as the 
priest shall estimate it, so shall it 
stand. 

15 And if he that sanctified it will 
redeem his house, then he shall add 
the fifth part of the money of thy 
estimation unto it, and it shall be 
his. 

16 And if a man shall sanctify unto 
the Lord some part of a field of hie 
possession, then thy estimation shall 



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be according to the seed thereof; a 
homer of barley seed shall be valued 
at fifty shekels of silver. 

17 If he sanctify his field from the 
year of jubilee, according to thy esti 
mation it shall stand. 

18 But if he sanctify his field after 
the jubilee, then the priest shall 
reckon unto him the money accord 
ing to the years that remain, even 
unto the year of the jubilee, and it 
shall be abated from thy estimation. 

19 And if he that sanctified the 
field will in any wise redeem it, then 
he shall add the fifth part of the 
money of thy estimation unto it, and 
it shall be assured to him. 

20 And if he will not redeem the 
field, or if he have sold the field to 
another man, it shall not be redeemed 
any more. 

21 But the field, when it goeth out 
in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the 
Lord, as a field devoted ; the posses 
sion thereof shall be the priest's. 

22 And if a man sanctify unto the 
Lord a field which he hath bought, 
which is not of the fields of his pos 
session ; 

23 Then the priest shall reckon unto 
him the worth of thy estimation, even 
unto the year of the jubilee; and he 
shall give thine estimation in that 
day, as a holy thing unto the Lord. 

24 In the year of the jubilee the 
field shall return unto him of whom 
it was bought, even to him to whom 
the possession of the land did belong. 

25 And all thy estimation shall be 
according to the shekel of the sanc 
tuary; twenty gerahs shall be the 
shekel. 



26 Only the firstling of the beasts, 
which should be the Lord's firstling, 
no man shall sanctify it; whether 
be ox, or sheep ; it is the Lord's. 

27 And if it be of an unclean be 
then he shall redeem it according to 
thine estimation, and shall add a fifth 
part of it thereto ; or if it be not re 
deemed, then it shall be sold accord 
ing to thy estimation. 

28 Notwithstanding, no devoted 
thing, that a man shall devote unto 
the Lord of all that he hath, both of 
man and beast, and of the field of his 
possession, shall be sold or redeemed; 
every devoted thing is most holy unto 
the Lord. 

29 None devoted, which shall be 
devoted of men, shall be redeemed; 
but shall surely be put to death. 

30 And all the tithe of the land, 
whether of the seed of the land, or of 
the fruit of the tree, is the Lord's ; it 
is holy unto the Lord. 

31 And if a man will at all redeem 
aught of his tithes, he shall add 
thereto the fifth part thereof. 

32 And concerning the tithe of the 
herd, or of the flock, even of whatso 
ever passeth under the rod, the tenth 
shall be holy unto the Lord. 

33 He shall not search whether it 
be good or bad, neither shall he 
change it; and if he change it at all, 
then both it and the change thereof 
shall be holy; it shall not be re 
deemed. 

34 These are the commandments, 
which the Lord commanded Moses 
for the children of Israel in mount 
Sinai. 



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ast, 



NUMBERS. 



CHAPTER I. 

The peopii numbered The Levites are ex 
empted. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
in the wilderness of Sinai, in the 
tabernacle of the congregation, on 
the first day of the second month, in 
the second year after they were come 
out of the land of Egypt, saying, 
2 Take ye the sum of all the congre 
gation of the children of Israel, after 



their families, by the house of their 
fathers, with the number of their 
names, every male by their polls ; 

3 From twenty years old and up 
ward, all that are able to go forth to 
war in Israel : thou and Aaron shall 
number them by their armies. 

4 And with you there shall be a man 
of every tribe : every one head of the 
house of his fathers. 

5 And these are the names of the 



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men that shall stand with you; of the 
tribe of Reuben : Elizur the son of 
Shedeur. 

6 Of Simeon ; Shelumiel the son of 
Zurishaddai. 

7 Of Judah ; Nahshon the son of 
Amminadab. 

8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of 
Zuar. 

9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of 
Helon. 

10 Of the children of Joseph; of 
Ephraim ; Elishama the son of Am- 
mihud : of Manasseh; Gamaliel the 
son of Pedahzur. 

11 Of Benjamin : Abidan the son of 
Gideoni. 

12 Of Dan ; Ahiezer the son of Am- 
mishaddai. 

13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of 
Ocran. 

14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of 
Deuel. 

15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of 
Enan. 

16 These were the renowned of the 
congregation, princes of the tribes of 
their fathers, heads of thousands in 
Israel. 

17 And Moses and Aaron took these 
men which are expressed by their 
names ; 

18 And they assembled all the con 
gregation together on the first day 
of the second month, and they de 
clared their pedigrees after their 
families, by the house of their fa 
thers, according to the number of 
the names, from twenty years old 
and upward, by their polls. 

19 As the Lord commanded Moses, 
so he numbered them in the wilder 
ness of Sinai. 

20 And the children of Reuben, 
Israel's eldest son, by their genera 
tions, after their families, by the 
house of their fathers, according to 
the number of the names, by their 
polls, every male from twenty years 
old and upward, all that were able 
to go forth to war; 

21 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Reuben, 
vrere forty and six thousand and five 
hundred. 

22 Of the children of Simeon, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, 
those that were numbered of them, 



according to the number of the 
names, by their polls, every male 
from twenty years old and upward,, 
all that were able to go forth to vvar; 

23 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Simeon, 
were fifty and nine thousand and 
three hundred. 

24 Of the children of Gad, by their 
generations, after their families, by 
the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from 
twenty years old and upward, all that 
were able to go forth to war ; 

25 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Gad r were 
forty and five thousand six hundred 
and fifty. 

26 Of the children of Judah, by 
their generations, after their families, 
by the house of their fathers, accord 
ing to the number of the names, from 
twenty years old and upward, all that 
were able to go forth to war ; 

27 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Judah, 
were three-score and fourteen thou 
sand and six hundred. 

28 Of the children of Issachar, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, ac 
cording to the number of the names, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
all that were able to go forth to 
war ; 

29 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Issachar, 
were fifty and four thousand and four 
hundred. 

30 Of the children of Zebulun, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, ac 
cording to the number of the names, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
all that were able to go forth to war; 

31 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, 
were fifty and seven thousand and 
four hundred. 

32 Of the children of Joseph, name 
ly, of the children of Ephraim, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, ac 
cording to the number of the names, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
all that were able to go forth to 
war; 

33 Those that were numbered of 
them, evei of the tribe of Ephraim. 



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were forty thousand and five hundred. 
34 Of the children of Mauasseh, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, 
according to the number of the 
names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth 
to war ; 

35 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Manasseh, 
were thirty and two thousand and 
two hundred. 

36 Of the children of Benjamin, by 
their generations, after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers, ac 
cording to the number of the names, 
from twenty years old and upward, 
all that were able to go forth to war; 

37 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, 
were thirty and five thousand and 
four hundred. 

38 Of the children of Dan, by their 
generations, after their families, by 
the house of their fathers, according 
to the number of the names, from 
twenty years old and upward, all that 
were able to go forth to war ; 

39 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Dan, were 
three-score and two thousand and 
seven hundred. 

40 Of the children of Asher, by 
their generations, after their families, 
by the house of their fathers, accord 
ing to the number of the names, from 
twenty years old and upward, all that 
were able to go forth to war ; 

41 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Asher, were 
forty and one thousand and five hun 
dred. 

42 Of the children of Naphtali, 
throughout their generations, after 
their families, by the house of their 
fathers, according to the number of 
the names, from twenty years old and 
upward, all that were able to go forth 
to war ; 

43 Those that were numbered of 
them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, 
were fifty and three thousand and 
four hundred. 

44 These are those that were num 
bered, which Moses and Aaron num 
bered, and the princes of Israel, being 
twelve men ; each one was for the 
house of his fathers. 

45 So Avere all those that were 



numbered of the children of 
by the house of their fathers, from 
twenty years old and upward, all 
that were able to go forth to war in 
Israel ; 

46 Even all they that were num 
bered were six hundred thousand and 
three thousand and five hundred and 
fifty. 

47 But the Levites after the tribe 
of their fathers were not numbered 
among them. 

48 For the Lord had spoken unto 
Moses, saying, 

49 Only thou shalt not number the 
tribe of Levi, neither take the sum 
of them among the children of Israel ; 

50 But thou shalt appoint the 
Levites over the tabernacle of testi 
mony, and over all the vessels there 
of, and over all things that belong to 
it; they shall bear the tabernacle, 
and all the vessels thereof; and they 
shall minister unto it, and shall en 
camp round about the tabernacle. 

51 And when the tabernacle set- 
teth forward, the Levites shall take 
it down ; and when the tabernacle is 
to be pitched, the Levites shall set it 
up ; and the stranger that cometh 
nigh shall be put to death. 

52 And the children of Israel shall 
pitch their tents, every man by his 
own camp, and every man by his 
own standard, throughout their hosts. 

53 But the Levites shall pitch round 
about the tabernacle of testimony, 
that there be no wrath upon the con 
gregation of the children of Israel ; 
and the Levites shall keep the charge 
of the tabernacle of testimony. 

54 And the children of Israel did 
according to all that the Lord com 
manded Moses, so did they. 

CHAPTER II. 

The, order of the tribes. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

2 Every man of the children of Is 
rael shall pitch by his own standard, 
with the ensign of their father's house ; 
far off about the tabernacle of the 
congregation shall they pitch. 

3 And on the east side toward the 
rising of the sun shall they of the 
standard of the camp of Judah pitch 
throughout their armies ; and Nah- 
shon the son of Amrninadab shall be 
caittain of the children of Judah 



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4 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them, were three 
score and fourteen thousand and six 
hundred. 

5 And those that do pitch next 
unto him shall be the tribe of Issa- 
char ; and Nethaneel the son of Zuar 
shall be captain of the children of Is- 
sachar. 

6 And his host, and those that were 
numbered thereof, were fifty and four 
thousand and four hundeed. 

7 Then the tribe of Zebulun ; and 
Eliab the son of Helon shall be cap 
tain of the children of Zebulun. 

8 And his host, and those that were 
numbered thereof, were fifty and seven 
thousand and four hundred. 

9 All that were numbered in the. 
camp of Judah were a hundred thou 
sand and four-score thousand and six 
thousand and four hundred, through 
out their armies : these shall first set 
forth. 

10 On the south side shall be the 
standard of the camp of Reuben 
according to their armies ; and the 
captain of the children of Reuben 
shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. 

11 And his host, and those that 
were numbered thereof, were forty 
and six thousand and five hundred. 

12 And those which pitch by him 
shall be the tribe of Simeon; and 
the captain of the children of Sim 
eon shall be Shelumiel the son of 
Zurishaddai. 

13 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them, were fifty and 
nine thousand and three hundred. 

14 Then the tribe of Gad ; and the 
captain of the sons of Gad shall be 
Eliasaph the son of Reuel. 

15 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them, were forty 
and five thousand and six hundred 
and fifty. 

16 All that were numbered in the 
camp of Reuben were a hundred 
thousand and fifty and one thousand 
and four hundred and fifty, through 
out their armies ; and they shall set 
forth in the second rank. 

17 Then the tabernacle of the con 
gregation shall set forward with the 
camp of the Levites in the midst of 
the camp ; as they encamp, so shall 
they set forward, every man in his 
place by their standards. 



18 On the west side shall be the 
standard of the camp of Ephraim ac 
cording to their armies ; and the cap 
tain of the sons of Ephraim shall be 
Elishama the son of Ammihud. 

19 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them, were forty 
thousand and five hundred. 

20 And by him shall be the tribe 
of Manasseh ; and the captain of the 
children of Manasseh shall be Gama 
liel the son of Pedahzur. 

21 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them were thirty 
and two thousand and two hundred. 

22 Then the tribe of Benjamin; and 
the captain of the sons of Benjamin 
shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. 

23 And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, were thirty and 
five thousand and four hundred. 

24 All that were numbered of the 
camp of Ephraim were a hundred 
thousand and eight thousand and a 
hundred, throughout their armies ; and 
they shall go forward in the third rank. 

25 The standard of the camp of Dan 
shall be on the north side by their 
armies ; and the captain of the chil 
dren of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son 
of Ammishaddai. 

26 And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, were threescore 
and two thousand and seven hundred. 

27 And those that encamp by him 
shall be the tribe of Asher; and the 
captain of the children of Asher shall 
be Pagiel the son of Ocran. 

28 And his host, and those that were 
numbered of them, were forty and 
one thousand and five hundred. 

29 Then the tribe of Naphtali ; and 
the captain of the children of Naph 
tali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. 

30 And his host, and those that 
were numbered of them, were fifty 
and three thousand and four hundred. 

31 All they that were numbered 
in the camp of Dan were a hundred 
thousand and fifty and seven thou 
sand and six hundred; they shall go 
hindmost with their standards. 

32 These are those which were num 
bered of the children of Israel by the 
house of their fathers ; all those that 
were numbered of the camps through 
out their hosts were six hundred thou 
sand and three thousand and five 
hundred and fifty. 



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33 But the Levites were not num 
bered among the children of Israel ; 
as the Lord commanded Moses. 

34 And the children of Israel did 
according to all that the Lord com 
manded Moses; so they pitched by 
their standards, and so they set for- 
irard, every one after their families, 
according to the house of their fathers. 

CHAPTER III. 

The. sons of Aaron The Levites are num 
bered by their families The place and 
charge of Moses and Aaron. 

rpHESE also are the generations of 

1 Aaron and Moses, in the day that 
the Lord spake with Moses in mount 
Sinai. 

2 And these are the names of the 
sons of Aaron ; Nadab the first-born, 
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 

3 These are the names of the sons 
of Aaron, the priests which were an 
ointed, whom he consecrated to min 
ister in the priest's office. 

4 And Nadab and Abihu died be 
fore the Lord, when they offered 
strange fire before the Lord, in the 
wilderness of Sinai, and they had no 
children ; and Eleazar and Ithamar 
ministered in the priest's office in the 
sight of Aaron their father. 

5 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and 
present them before Aaron the priest, 
that they may minister unto him. 

7 And they shall keep his charge, 
and the charge of the whole congre 
gation before the tabernacle of the 
congregation, to do the service of the 
tabernacle. 

8 And they shall keep all the in 
struments of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, and the charge of the 
children of Israel, to do the service 
of the tabernacle. 

9 And thou shalt give the Levites 
unto Aaron and to his sons; they 
are wholly given to him out of the 
children of Israel. 

10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron 
and his sons, and they shall wait on 
their priest's office ; and the stran 
ger that cometh nigh shall be put to 
death. 

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

12 And I, behold, I have taken the 
Levites from among the children of 



Israel instead of all the first-born 
that openeth the matrix among the 
children of Israel ; therefore the Le 
vites shall be mine ; 

13 Because all the first-born are 
mine; for on the day that I smote 
all the first-born in the land of 
Egypt I hallowed unto me all the 
first-born in Israel, both man and 
beast ; mine they shall be ; I am the 
Lord. 

14 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, 

15 Number the children of Levi 
after the house of their fathers, by 
their families: every male from a 
month old and upward shalt thou 
number them. 

16 And Mosos numbered them ac 
cording to the word of the Lord, as 
he was commanded. 

17 And these were the sons of Levi 
by their names,- Gershon, and Ko- 
hath, and Merari. 

18 And these are the names of the 
sons of Gershon by their families ; 
Libni, and Shimei. 

19 And the sons of Kohath by 
their families; Amram, and Izehar, 
Hebron, and Uzziel. 

20 And the sons of Merari by their 
families ; Mahli, and Mushi. These 
are the families of the Levites, ac 
cording to the house of their fathers. 

21 Of Gershon was the family of 
the Libnites, and the family of the 
Shimites ; these are the families of 
the Gershonites. 

22 Those that were numbered of 
them, according to the number of all 
the males, from a month old and up 
ward, even those that were numbered 
of them were seven thousand and five 
hundred. 

23 The families of the Gershonites 
shall pitch behind the tabernacle 
westward. 

24 And the chief of the house of 
the father of the Gershonites shall 
be Eliasaph the son of Lael. 

25 And the charge of the sons of 
Gershon in the tabernacle of the con 
gregation shall be the tabernacle, and 
the tent, the covering thereof, and 
the hanging for the door of the taber 
nacle of the congregation, 

26 And the hangings of the court, 
and the curtain for the door of the 
court, which is by the tabernacle, and 



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oy the altar round about, and the 
cords of it, for all the service thereof. 

27 And of Kohath was the family 
of the Amramites, and the family of 
the Izeharites, and the family of the 
Hebronites, and the family of the 
Uzzielites ; these are the families of 
the Kohathites. 

28 In the number of all the males, 
from a month old and upward, were 
eight thousand and six hundred, k jep- 
ing the charge of the sanctuary. 

29 The families of the sons of Ko 
hath shall pitch on the side of the 
tabernacle southward. 

30 And the chief of the house of 
the father of the families of the Ko 
hathites shall be Elizaphan the son 
of Uzziel. 

31 And their charge shall be the ark, 
and the table, and the candlestick, 
and the altars, and the vessels of the 
sanctuary wherewith they minister, 
and the hanging, and all the service 
thereof. 

32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron 
the priest shall be chief over the 
chief of the Levites, and have the 
oversight of them that keep the charge 
of the sanctuary. 

33 Of Merari was the family of the 
Mahlites, and the family of the 
Mushites ; these are the families of 
Merari. 

34 And those that were numbered 
of them, according to the number of 
all the males, from a month old and 
upward, were six thousand and two 
hundred. 

35 And the chief of the house of 
the father of the families of Merari 
was Zuriel the son of Abihail ; these 
shall pitch on the side of the taber 
nacle northward. 

36 And under the custody and 
charge of the sons of Merari shall be 
the boards of the tabernacle, and the 
bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, 
and the sockets thereof, and all the 
vessels thereof, and all that serveth 
thereto, 

37 And the pillars of the court 
round about, and their sockets, and 
their pins, and their cords. 

38 But those that encamp before 
the tabernacle toward the east, even 
before the tabernacle of the congre 
gation eastward, shall be Moses, and 

and his sons, keeping the 



charge of the sanctuary for the charge 
of the children of Israel ; and the 
stranger that cometh nigh shall be 
put to death. 

39 All that were numbered of the 
Levites, which Moses and Aaron 
numbered at the commandment of 
the Lord, throughout their families, 
all the males from a month old and 
upward, were twenty and t,l4 thou 
sand. 

40 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Number all the first-born of the males 
of the children of Israel from a month 
old and upward, and take the num 
ber of their names. 

41 And thou shalt take the Levites 
for me (I am the Lord) instead of all 
the first-born among the children of 
Israel j and the cattle of the Levites 
instead of all the firstlings among 
the cattle of the children of Israel. 

42 And Moses numbered, as the 
Lord commanded him, all the first 
born among the children of Israel. 

43 And all the first-born males by 
the number of names, from a month 
old and upward, of those that were 
numbered of them, were twenty and 
two thousand two hundred and three 
score and thirteen. 

44 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

45 Take the Levites instead of all 
the first-born among the children of 
Israel, and the cattle of the Levites 
instead of their cattle; and the 
Levites shall be mine ; I am the 
Lord. 

46 And for those that are to be re 
deemed of the two hundred and three 
score and thirteen of the first-born 
of the children of Israel, which are 
more than the Levites ; 

47 Thou shalt even take five shekels 
apiece by the poll, after the shekel ot 
the sanctuary shalt thou take them ; 
(the shekel is twenty gerahs;) 

48 And thou shalt give the money, 
wherewith the odd number of them 
is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to 
his sons. 

49 And Moses took the redemption 
money of them that were over and 
above them that were redeemed by 
the Levites ; 

50 Of the first-born of the children 
of Israel took he the money ; a thou 
sand three hundred and threescore 



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and five shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary ; 

51 And Moses gave the money of 
them that were redeemed unto Aaron 
and to his sons, according to the word 
of the Lord, as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

CHAPTER IV. 

The age and time of the Levites 1 service The 
tabernacle The charge of Eleazar. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

2 Take the sum of the sons of Ko- 
hath from among the sons of Levi, 
after their families, by the house of 
their fathers, 

3 From thirty years old and up 
ward even until fifty years old, all 
that enter into' the host, to do the 
work in the tabernacle of the congre 
gation. 

4 This shall be the service of the 
sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of 
the congregation, about the most holy 
things. 

5 And when the camp setteth for 
ward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, 
and they shall take down the cover 
ing veil, and cover the ark of testi 
mony with it; 

6 And shall put thereon the cover 
ing of badgers' skins, and shall 
spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, 
and shall put in the staves thereof. 

7 And upon the table of showbread 
they shall spread a cloth of blue, and 
put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, 
and the bowls, and covers to cover 
withal ; and the continual bread shall 
be thereon ; 

8 And they shall spread upon them 
a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same 
with a covering of badgers' skins, 
and shall put in the staves thereof. 

9 And they shall take a cloth of 
blue, and cover the candlestick of the 
light, and his lamps, and his tongs, 
and his snuff-dishes, and all the oil 
vessels thereof, wherewith they min 
ister unto it ; 

10 And they shall put it and all the 
vessels thereof within a covering of 
badgers' skins, and shall put it upon 
a bar. 

11 And upon the golden altar they 
shall spread a cloth of blue, and cov 
er it with a covering of badgers' 
skins, and shall put to the staves 
thereof; 



12 And they shall take all the in 
struments of ministry, wherewith they 
minister in the sanctuary, and put 
them in a cloth of blue, and cover 
them with a covering of badgers' 
skins, and shall put them on a bar. 

13 And they shall take away the 
ashes from the altar, and spread a 
purple cloth thereon : 

14 And they shall put upon it all 
the vessels thereof, wherewith they 
minister about it, even the censers, 
the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and 
the basins, all the vessels of the altar ; 
and they shall spread upon it a cov 
ering of badgers' skins, and put to 
the staves of it. 

15 And when Aaron and his sons 
have made an end of covering the 
sanctuary, and all the vessels of the 
sanctuary, as the camp is to set for 
ward ; after that, the sons of Kohath 
shall come to bear it; but they shall 
not touch any holy thing, lest they 
die. These things are the burden of 
the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle 
of the congregation. 

16 And to the office of Eleazar the 
son of Aaron the priest pertaineth 
the oil for the light, and the sweet 
incense, and the daily meat-offering r 
and the anointing oil, and the over 
sight of all the tabernacle, and of all 
that therein is, in the sanctuary, and 
in the vessels thereof. 

17 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the 
families of the Kohathites from 
among the Levites ; 

19 But thus do unto them, that they 
may live, and not die, when they ap 
proach unto the most holy things; 
Aaron and his sons shall go in, and 
appoint them every one to his service 
and to his burden ; 

20 But they shall not go in to see 
when the holy things are covered, 
lest they die. 

21 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

22 Take also the sum of the sonrf of 
Gershon, throughout the houses of 
their fathers, by their families ; 

23 Prom thirty years old and up 
ward until fifty years old shalt thou 
number them ; all that enter in to 
perform the service, to do the work 
in the tabernacle of the congregation. 



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24 This is the service of the families 
of the Gershonites, to serve, and for 
burdens ; 

25 And they shall bear the curtains 
of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle 
of the congregation, his covering, and 
the covering of the badgers' skins 
that is above upon it, and the hang 
ing for the door of the tabernacle of 
the congregation, 

26 And the hangings of the court, 
and the hanging for the door cf the 
gate of the court, which is by the 
tabernacle and by the altar round 
about, and their cords, and all the 
instruments of their service, and all 
that is made for them; so shall they 
serve. 

27 At the appointment of Aaron 
and his sons shall be all the service 
of the sons of the Gershonites, in all 
their burdens, and in all their ser 
vice ; and ye shall appoint unto them 
in charge all their burdens. 

28 This is the service of the fami 
lies of the sons of Gershon in the 
tabernacle of the congregation ; and 
their charge shall be under the hand 
of Ithamar the son of Aaron the 
priest. 

29 As for the sons of Merari, thou 
shalt number them after their fami 
lies, by the house of their fathers ; 

30 From thirty years old and up 
ward even unto fifty years old shalt 
thou number them, every one that 
entereth into the service, to do the 
work of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation. 

31 And this is the charge of their 
burden, according to all their service 
in the tabernacle of the congregation ; 
the boards of the tabernacle, and the 
bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, 
and sockets thereof, 

o2 And the pillars of the court 
round about, and their sockets, and 
their pins, and their cords, with all 
their instruments, and with all their 
service : and by name ye shall reckon 
the instruments of the charge of 
their burden. 

33 This is the service of the fami 
lies of the sons of Merari, according 
to all their service, in the tabernacle 
of the congregation, under the hand 
of Ithamar the son of Aaron the 
priest. 

34 And Moses and Aaron and the 

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chief of the congregation numbered 
the sons of the Kohathites after their 
families, and after the house of their 
fathers, 

35 From thirty years old and up 
ward even unto fifty years old, every 
one that entereth into the service, 
for the work in the tabernacle of the 
congregation ; 

36 And those that were numbered 
of them by their families were two 
thousand seven hundred and fifty. 

37 These were they that were num 
bered of the families of the Kohath 
ites, all that might do service in the 
tabernacle of the congregation, which 
Moses and Aaron did number accord 
ing to the commandments of the Lord 
by the hand of Moses. 

38 And those that were numbered 
of the sons of Gershon, throughout 
their families, and by the house of 
their fathers, 

39 From thirty years old and up 
ward even unto fifty years old, every 
one that entereth into the service, 
for the work of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, 

40 Even those that were numbered 
of them, throughout their families, 
by the house of their fathers, were 
two thousand and six hundred and 
thirty. 

41 These are they that were num 
bered of the families of the sons of 
Gershon, of all that might do service 
in the tabernacle of the congregation, 
whom Moses and Aaron did number 
according to the commandment of the 
Lord. 

42 And those that were numbered 
of the families of the sons of Merari, 
throughout their families, by the 
house of their fathers, 

43 From thirty years old and up 
ward even unto fifty years old, every 
one that entereth into the service, 
for the work of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, 

44 Even those that were numbered 
of them after their families, were 
three thousand and two hundred. 

45 These be those that were num 
bered of the families of the sons of 
Merari, whom Moses and Aaron num 
bered according to the word of the 
Lord by the hand of Moses. 

46 All those that were numbered of 
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anj tne chief of Israel numbered, 
after their families, and after the 
house of their fathers, 

47 From thirty years old and up 
ward even unto fifty years old, every 
one that came to do the service of the 
ministry, and the service of the bur 
den in the tabernacle of the congre 
gation, 

48 Even those that were numbered 
of them, were eight thousand and five 
hundred and four-score. 

49 According to the commandment 
of the Lord they were numbered by 
the hand of Moses, every one accord 
ing to his service, and according to 
his burden; thus were they numbered 
of him, as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

CHAPTER V. 

The unclean removed Restitution Of 
jealousy. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Command the children of Israel, 
that they put out of the camp every 
leper, and every one that hath an 
issue, and whosoever is defiled by the 
dead; 

3 Both male and female shall ye 
put out, without the camp shall ye 
put them ; that they defile not their 
camps, in the midst whereof I dwell. 

4 And the children of Israel did so, 
and put them out without the camp; 
as the Lord spake unto Moses, so did 
the children of Israel. 

5 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

6 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
When a man or woman shall commit 
any sin that men commit, to do a 
trespass against the Lord, and that 
person be guilty; 

7 Then they shall confess their sin 
which they have done ; and he shall 
recompense his trespass with the 
principal thereof, and add unto it the 
fifth part thereof, and give it unto 
him against whom he bath tres 
passed. 

8 But if the man have no kinsman 
to recompense the trespass unto, let 
the trespass be recompensed unto the 
Lord, even to the priest ; beside the 
ram of the atonement, whereby an 
atonement shall be made for him. 

9 And every offering of all the holy 
things of the children of Israel, which 



they bring unto the priest, shall be 
his. 

10 And every man's hallowed things 
shall be his; whatsoever any man 
giveth the priest, it shall be his. 

11 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

12 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, and say unto them, If any 
man's wife go aside, and commit a 
trespass against him. 

13 And a man lie with her car 
nally, and it be hid from the eyes of 
her husband, and be kept close, and 
she be defiled, and there be no wit 
nesses against her, neither she be 
taken with the manner ; 

14 And the spirit of jealousy come 
upon him, and he be jealous of his 
wife, and she be defiled ; or if the 
spirit of jealousy come upon him, 
and he be jealous of his wife, and 
she be not defiled ; 

15 Then shall the man bring his 
wife unto the priest, and he shall 
bring her offering for her, the tenth 
part of an ephah of barley meal; he 
shall pour no oil upon it, nor put 
frankincense thereon ; for it is an 
offering of jealousy, an offering of 
memorial, bringing iniquity to re 
membrance. 

16 And the priest shall bring her 
near, and set her before the Lord ; 

17 And the priest shall take holy 
water in an earthen vessel ; and of 
the dust that is in the floor of the 
tabernacle the priest shall take, and 
put it into the water; 

18 And the priest shall set the wo 
man before the Lord, and uncover 
the woman's head, und put the offer 
ing of memorial in her hands, which 
is the jealousy offering; and the 
priest shall have in his hand the 
bitter water that causeth the curse. 

19 And the priest shall charge her 
by an oath, and say unto the woman, 
If no man have lain with thee, and 
if thou hast not gone aside to un- 
cleanness with another instead of th} 
husband, be thou free from this bit 
ter water that causeth the curse; 

20 But if thou hast, gone aside to 
another instead of thy husband, and 
if thou be defiled, and some man 
have lain with thee beside thine hus 
band : 

21 Then the priest shall charge the 



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womati with an oath of cursing, and 
the priest shall say unto the woman, 
The Lord make thee a curse and an 
oath among thy people, when the 
Lord doth make thy thigh to rot, 
and thy belly to swell ; 

22 And this water that causeth the 
curse shall go into thy bowels, to 
make thy belly to swell, and thy 
thigh to rot. And the woman shall 
say, Amen, amen. 

23 And the priest shall write these 
curses in a book, and he shall blot 
them out with the bitter water ; 

24 And he shall cause the woman 
to drink the bitter water that causeth 
the curse ; and the water that causeth 
the curse shall enter into her, and 
become bitter. 

25 Then the priest shall take the 
jealousy offering out of the woman's 
hand, and shall wave the offering 
before the Lord, and offer it upon 
the altar ; 

26 And the priest shall take a 
handful of the offering, even the 
memorial thereof, and burn it upon 
the altar, and afterward shall cause 
the woman to drink the water. 

27 And when he hath made her to 
drink the water, then it shall come to 
pass, that if she be defiled, and have 
done trespass against her husband, 
that the water that causeth the curse 
shall enter into her, and become bit 
ter, and her belly shall swell, and 
her thigh shall rot ; and the woman 
shall be a curse among her people. 

28 And if the woman be not defiled, 
but be clean ; then she shall be free, 
and shall conceive seed. 

29 This is the law of jealousies, 
when a wife goeth aside to another 
instead of her husband, and is de 
filed ; 

30 Or when the spirit of jealousy 
cometh upon him, and he be jealous 
over his wife, and shall set the wo 
man before the Lord, and the priest 
shall execute upon her all this law. 

31 Then shall the man be guiltless 
from iniquity, and this woman shall 
bear her iniquity. 

CHAPTER VI. 

The law of the No,zarites The farm of 



AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 



and say unto them, When either man 
or woman shall separate themselves 
to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to sepa 
rate themselves unto the Lord ; 

3 He shall separate himself from 
wine and strong drink, and shall 
drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar 
of strong drink, neither shall he 
drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat 
moist grapes, or dried. 

4 All the days of his separation 
shall he eat nothing that is made of 
the vine tree, from the kernels even 
to the husk. 

5 All the days of the vow of his 
separation there shall no razor come 
upon his head ; until the days be ful 
filled, in the which he separateth 
himself unto the Lord, he shall be 
holy, and shall let the locks of the 
hair of his head grow. 

6 All the days that he separateth 
himself unto the Lord, he shall come 
at no dead body. 

7 He shall not make himself un 
clean for his father, or for his mother, 
for his brother, or for his sister, when 
they die ; because the consecration 
of his God is upon his head. 

8 All the days of his separation he 
is holy unto the Lord. 

9 And if any man die very suddenly 
by him, and he hath defiled the head 
of his consecration; then he shall 
shave his head in the day of his 
cleansing, on the seventh day shall 
he shave it. 

10 And on the eighth day he shall 
bring two turtles, or two young 
pigeons, to the priest, to the door of 
the tabernacle of the congregation j 

11 And the priest shall offer the one 
for a sin offering, and the other for 
burnt offering, and make an atone 
ment for him, for that he sinned by 
the dead, and shall hallow his head 
that same day. 

12 And he shall consecrate unto 
the Lord the days of his separation, 
and shall bring a lamb of the first 
year for a trespass offering ; but the 
days that were before shall be lost, 
because his separation was defiled. 

13 And this is the law of the Naz 
arite ; when the days of his separa 
tion are fulfilled, he shall be brought 
unto the door of the tabernacle of 
the congregation ; 

14 And he shall offer his offering 



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unto the Lord, one he lamb of the 
first year without blemish for a burnt 
offering, and one ewe lamb of the 
first year without blemish for a sin 
offering, and one ram without blem 
ish for peace offerings, 

15 And a basket of unleavened 
bread, cakes of fine flour mingled 
with oil, and wafers of unleavened 
bread anointed with oil, and their 
meat offering, and their drink offer 
ings. 

16 And the priest shall bring them 
before the Lord, and shall offer his 
sin offering, and his burnt offering ; 

17 And he shall offer the ram for 
a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the 
Lord, with the basket of unleavened 
bread ; the priest shall offer also his 
meat offering, and his drink offer 
ing. 

18 And the Nazarite shall shave 
the head of his separation at the door 
of the tabernacle of the congregation, 
and shall take the hair of the head 
of his separation, and put it in the 
fire which is under the sacrifice of 
the peace offerings. 

19 And the priest shall take the 
sodden shoulder of the ram, and one 
unleavened cake out of the basket, 
and one unleavened wafer, and shall 
put them upon the hands of the Naz 
arite, after the hair of his separation 
is shaven ; 

20 And the priest shall wave them 
for a wave offering before the Lord ; 
this is holy for the priest, with the 
wave breast and heave shoulder; and 
after that the Nazarite may drink 
wine. 

21 This is the law of the Nazarite 
who hath vowed, and of his offering 
unto the Lord for his separation, 
besides that that his hand shall get; 
according to the vow which he vowed, 
so he must do after the law of his 
separation. 

22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his 
sons, saying, On this wise ye shall 
bless the children of Israel, saying 
unto them, 

24 The Lord bless thee, and keep 
thee; 

25 The Lord make his face shine 
upon thee, and be gracious unto 
thee ; 



26 The Lord lift up his countenance 
upon thee, and give thee peace. 

27 And they shall put my name upon 
the children of Israel, and I will 
bless them. 

CHAPTER VII. 

The dedication of the tabernacle and altar- 
God speaketh to Moses from the. mercy-seat. 
AND it came to pass on the day 
that Moses had fully set up the 
tabernacle, and had anointed it, and 
sanctified it, and all the instruments 
thereof, both the altar and all the 
vessels thereof, and had anointed 
them, and sanctified them ; 

2 That the princes of Israel, heads 
of the house of their fathers, who 
were the princes of the tribes, and 
were over them that were numbered, 
offered ; 

3 And they brought their offering 
before the Lord, six covered wagons, 
and twelve oxen ; a wagon for two of 
the princes, and for each one an ox ; 
and they brought them before the 
tabernacle. 

4 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

5 Take it of them, that they may be 
to do the service of the tabernacle of 
the congregation ; and thou shalt give 
them unto the Levites, to every man 
according to his service. 

6 And Moses took the wagons and 
the oxen, and gave them unto the 
Levites. 

7 Two wagons and four oxen he 
gave unto the sons of Gershon, 
according to their service ; 

8 And four wagons and eight oxen 
he gave unto the sons of Merari, 
according unto their service, under 
the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron 
the priest. 

9 But unto the sons of Kohath he 
gave none ; because the service of 
the sanctuary belonging unto them 
was that they should bear upon their 
shoulders. 

10 And the princes offered for 
dedicating of the altar in the day 
that it was anointed, even the princes 
offered their offering before the 
altar. 

11 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
They shall offer their offering, each 
prince on his day, for the dedicating 
of the altar. 

12 And he that offered his offer- 



CHAPTER VII. 



ing the first day was Nahshon the 
son of Amminadab, of the tribe of 
Judah ; 

13 And his offering was one silver 
charger, the weight whereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 
them were full of tine flour mingled 
with oil for a meat offering ; 

14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, 
full of incense ; 

15 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

16 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

17 And for a sacrifice of peace 
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Nahshon the 
son of Amminadab. 

18 On the second day Nethanecl 
the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, 
did offer; 

19 He offei-ed for his offering one 
silver charger, the weight whereof 
was a hundred and thirty shekels, 
one silver bowl of seventy shekels, 
after the shekel of the sanctuary; 
both of them full of fine flour mingled 
with oil for a meat offering 

20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

21 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

22 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

23 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year ; 
this was the offering of Nethaneel the 
son of Zuar. 

24 On the third day Eliab the son 
of Helon, prince of the children of 
Zebulun, did offer; 

25 His offering was one silver char 
ger, the weight whereof was a hun 
dred and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary ; both of them 
full of fine flour mingled with oil for 
a meat offering ; 

26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

27 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

15* 



28 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

29 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Eliab the son 
of Helon. 

30 On the fourth day Elizur the son 
of Shedeur, prince of the children of 
Reuben, did offer; 

31 His offering was one silver char 
ger of the weight of a hundred and 
thirty shekels, one silver bowl of 
seventy shekels, after the shekel of 
the sanctuary; both of them full of 
fine flour mingled with oil for a meat 
offering ; 

32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

33 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

34 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering; 

35 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Elizur the son 
of Shedeur. 

36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the 
son of Zurishaddai, prince of the 
children of Simeon, did offer; 

37 His offering was one silver char- 

fer, the weight whereof was a hun- 
red and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary ; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meat offering ; 

38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

39 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

40 One kid of the goats for a pin 
offering ; 

41 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Shelumiel the 
son of Zurishaddai. 

42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the 
son of Deuel, prince of the children 
of Gad, offered ; 

43 His offering was one silver char 
ger of the weight of a hundred and 
thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy 
shekels, after the shekel of the sanc 
tuary ; both of them full of fine flour 



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mingled with oil for a meat offering; 

44 One golden spoon often shekels, 
full of incense ; 

45 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the fire+, year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

46 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

47 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Eliasaph the 
son of Deuel. 

48 On the seventh day Elishama the 
son of Ammihud, prince of the chil 
dren of Ephraim, offered; 

-19 His offering was one silver 
charger, the weight whereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one sil 
ver bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary ; both of them 
full of fine flour mingled with oil for 
a meat offering; 

50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense; 

51 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

52 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

53 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Elishama the 
son of Ammihud. 

54 On the eighth day offered Ga 
maliel the son of Pedahzur, prince 
of the children of Manasseh ; 

55 His offering was one silver 
charger of the weight of a hundred 
and thirty shekels, one silver bowl 
of seventy shekels, after the shekel 
of the sanctuary ; both of them full 
of fine flour mingled with oil for a 
meat offering; 

56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

57 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

58 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

59 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Gamaliel the 
son of Pedahzur. 

60 On the ninth day Abidan the son 




of Gideoni, prince of the children of 
Benjamin, offered; 

61 His offering was one silver char 
ger, the weight whereof was a hun 
dred and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meat offering; 

62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

63 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

64 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

65 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Abidan the 
son of Gideoni. 

66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the 
son of Ammishaddai, prince of the 
children of Dan, offered ; 

67 His offering was one silver 
charger, the weight whereof was a 
hundred and thirty shekels, one sil 
ver bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them 
full of fine flour mingled with oil foi 
a meat offering ; 

68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense. 

69 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering; 

70 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering; 

71 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five ho 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Ahiezer the 
son of Ammishaddai. 

72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the 
son of Ocran, prince of the children 
of Asher, offered ; 

73 His offering was one silver char 
ger, the weight whereof was a hun 
dred and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary ; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meat offering ; 

74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, 
full of incense ; 

75 One young bullock, one ram, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 



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76 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; 

77 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Pagiel the 
son of Ocran. 

78 On the twelfth day Ahira the 
son of Enan, prince of the children 
of Naphtali, offered ; 

79 His offering was one silver char- 

fer, the weight whereof was a hun- 
red and thirty shekels, one silver 
bowl of seventy shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary; both of 
them full of fine flour mingled with 
oil for a meat offering ; 

80 One golden spoon often shekels, 
full of incense ; 

81 One young bullock, one rain, one 
lamb of the first year, for a burnt 
offering ; 

82 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering; 

83 And for a sacrifice of peace offer 
ings, two oxen, five rams, five he 
goats, five lambs of the first year; 
this was the offering of Ahira the son 
of Enan. 

84 This was the dedication of the 
altar, in the day when it was anointed, 
by the princes of Israel; twelve char 
gers of silver, twelve silver bowls, 
twelve spoons of gold ; 

85 Each charger of silver weighing 
a hundred and thirty shekels, each 
bowl seventy; all the silver vessels 
weighed two thousand and four hun 
dred shekels, after the shekel of the 
sanctuary ; 

86 The golden spoons were twelve, 
full of incense, weighing ten shekels 
apiece, after the shekel of the sanctu 
ary ; all the gold of the spoons was a 
hundred and twenty shekels. 

87 All the oxen for the burnt offer 
ing were twelve bullocks, the rams 
twelve, the lambs of the first year 
twelve, with their meat offering ; and 
the kids of the goats for a sin offer 
ing twelve. 

88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice 
of the peace offerings were twenty 
and four bullocks, the rams sixty, 
the he goats sixty, the lambs of the 
first year sixty. This was the dedi 
cation of the altar, after that it was 
anointed. 

89 And when Moses was gone into 



the tabernacle of the congregation 
to speak with him, then he heard 
the voice of one speaking unto him 
from off the mercy seat that was 
upon the ark of the testimony, from 
between the two cherubim ; and he 
spake unto him. 

CHAPTER VIII. 

The consecration of the Levitts The age and 
time of their service. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto 
him, When thou lightest the lamps, 
the seven lamps shall give light over 
against the candlestick. 

3 And Aaron did so; he lighted 
the lamps thereof over against the 
candlestick, as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

4 And this work of the candlestick 
was of beaten gold; unto the shaft 
thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was 
beaten work ; according unto the pat 
tern which the Lord had showed 
Moses, so he made the candlestick. 

5 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

6 Take the Levites from among the 
children of Israel, and cleanse them. 

7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, 
to cleanse them; Sprinkle water of 
purifying upon them, and let them 
shave all their flesh, and let them 
wash their clothes, and so make 
themselves clean. 

8 Then let them take a young bul 
lock with his meat offering, even fine 
flour mingled with oil, and another 
young bullock shalt thou take for a 
sin offering. 

9 And thou shalt bring the Levites 
before the tabernacle of the congre 
gation ; and thou shalt gather the 
whole assembly of the children of 
Israel together. 

10 And thou shalt bring the Levites 
before the Lord ; and the children of 
Israel shall put their hands upon the 
Levites ; 

11 And Aaron shall offer the Le 
vites before the Lord for an offering 
of the children of Israel, that they 
may execute the service of the 
Lord. 

12 And the Levites shall lay their 
hands upon the heads of the bullocks ; 
and thou shalt offer the one for a sin 
offering, and the other for a burnt of- 



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fering, unto the Lord, to make an 
atonement for the Levites. 

13 And thou shalt set the Levites 
before Aaron, and before his sons, 
and offer them for an offering unto 
the Lord. 

14 Thus shalt thou separate the 
Levites from among the children 
of Israel ; and the Levites shall be 
mine. 

15 And after that shall the Levites 
go in to do the service of the taber 
nacle of the congregation ; and thou 
shalt cleanse them, and offer them for 
an offering. 

16 For they are wholly given unto 
me from among the children of Is 
rael ; instead of such as open every 
womb, even instead of the first-born 
of all the children of Israel, have I 
taken them unto me. 

17 For all the first-born of the chil 
dren of Israel are mine, both man 
and beast; on the day that I smote 
every first-born in the land of Egypt 
I sanctified them for myself. 

18 And I have taken the Levites 
for all the first-born of the children 
of Israel. 

19 And I have given the Levites 
as a gift to Aaron and to his sons 
from among the children of Israel, to 
do the service of the children of Is 
rael in the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion, and to make an atonement for 
the children of Israel : that there be 
no plague among the children of Is 
rael, when the children of Israel come 
nigh unto the sanctuary. 

20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all 
the congregation of the children of 
Israel, did to the Levites according 
unto all that the Lord commanded 
Moses concerning the Levites, so did 
the children of Israel unto them. 

21 And the Levites were purified, 
and they washed their clothes ; and 
Aaron offered them as an offering 
before the Lord ; and Aaron made 
an atonement for them to cleanse 
them. 

22 And after that went the Levites 
in to do their service in the taberna 
cle of the congregation before Aaron, 
and before his sons; as the Lord had 
commanded Moses concerning the 
Levites, so did they unto them. 

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 



24 This is it that belongeth unto 
the Levites ; from twenty and five 
years old and upward they shall 

in to wait upon the service of th 
tabernacle of the congregation ; 

25 And from the age of fifty years 
they shall cease waiting upon the 
service thereof, and shall serve no 
more ; 

26 But shall minister with their 
brethren in the tabernacle of the con 
gregation, to keep the charge, and 
shall do no service. Thus shalt thou 
do unto the Levites touching their 
charge. 

CHAPTER IX. 

The passover is commanded again The cloud 
guideth the Israelites. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
in the wilderness of Sinai, in 
the first month of the second year 
after they were come out of the land 
of Egypt, saying, 

2 Let the children of Israel also 
keep the passover at his appointed 
season. 

3 In the fourteenth day of this 
month, at even, ye shall keep it in 
his appointed season ; according to all 
the rites of it, and according to all 
the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep 
it. 

4 And Moses spake unto the chil 
dren of Israel, that they should keep 
the passover. 

5 And they kept the passover on 
the fourteenth day of the first month 
at even in the wilderness of Sinai ; 
according to all that the Lord com 
manded Moses, so did the children of 
Israel. 

6 And there were certain men, who 
were defiled by the dead body of a 
man, that they could not keep the 
passover on that day; and they came 
before Moses and before Aaron on 
that day. 

7 And those men said unto him, 
We are defiled by the dead body of a 
man ; wherefore are we kept back, 
that we may not offer an offering of 
the Lord in his appointed season 
among the children of Israel ? 

8 And Moses said unto them, Stand 
still, and I will hear what the Lord 
will command concerning you. 

9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

10 Speak unto the children of Is- 



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rael, saying, If any man of you or of 
your posterity shall be unclean by 
reason of a dead body, or be in a 
journey afar off, yet he shall keep 
the passover unto the Lord. 

11 The fourteenth day of the second 
month at even they shall keep it. and 
eat it with unleavened bread and bit 
ter herbs. 

12 They shall leave none of it unto 
the morning, nor break any bone of 
it; according to all the ordinances of 
the passover they shall keep it. 

13 But the man that is clean, and 
is not in a journey, and forbeareth to 
keep the passover, even the same 
soul shall be cut off from among his 
people ; because he brought not the 
offering of the Lord in his appointed 
season, that man shall bear his 
sin. 

14 And if a stranger shall sojourn 
among you, and will keep the pass- 
over unto the Lord ; according to the 
ordinance of the passover, and accord 
ing to the manner thereof, so shall he 
do ; ye shall have one ordinance, both 
for the stranger, and for him that was 
born in the land. 

15 And on the day that the taber 
nacle was reared up the cloud cover 
ed the tabernacle, namely, the tent 
of the testimony ; and at even there 
was upon the tabernacle as it were 
the appearance of fire, until the 
morning. 

16 So it was alway; the cloud 
covered it by day, and the appear 
ance of fire by night. 

17 And when the cloud was taken 
up from the tabernacle, then after 
that the children of Israel journeyed; 
and in the place where the cloud 
abode, there the children of Israel 
pitched their tents. 

18 At the commandment of the 
Lord the children of Israel journeyed, 
and at the commandment of Ahe 
Lord they pitched ; as long as the 
cloud abode upon the tabernacle they 
rested in their tents. 

19 And when the cloud tarried long 
upon the tabernacle many days, then 
the children of Israel kept the charge 
of the Lord, and journeyed not. 

20 And so it was, when the cloud 
was a few days upon the tabernacle ; 
according to the commandment of 
the Lord they abode in their tents, 



and according to the commandment 
of the Lord they journeyed. 

21 And so it was, when the cloud 
abode from even unto the morning, 
and that the cloud was taken up in 
the morning, then they journeyed : 
whether it was by day or by night 
that the cloud was taken up, they 
journeyed. 

22 Or whether it were two days, or 
a month, or a year, that the cloud 
tarried upon the tabernacle, remain 
ing thereon, the children of Israel 
abode in their tents, and journeyed 
not; but when it was taken up, they 
journeyed. 

23 At the commandment of the 
Lord they rested in their tents, and 
at the commandment of the Lord 
they journeyed: they kept the charge 
of the Lord,' at the commandment of 
the Lord by the hand of Moses. 

CHAPTER X. 

The. silver trumpets The Israelites remove 
from Sinai to Paran The blessing of Mo 
ses at the removing and resting of the ark. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; 
of a whole piece shalt thou make 
them ; that thou mayest use them for 
the calling of the assembly, and for 
the journeyings of the camps. 

3 And when they shall blow with 
them, all the assembly shall assemble 
themselves to thee at the door of the 
tabernacle of the congregation. 

4 And if they blow but with one 
trumpet, then the princes, which are 
heads of the thousands of Israel, 
shall gather themselves unto thee. 

5 When ye blow an alarm, then the 
camps that lie on the east parts shall 
go forward. 

6 When ye blow an alarm the second 
time, then the camps that lie on the 
south side shall take their journey ; 
they shall blow an alarm for their 
journeys. 

7 But when the congregation is to 
be gathered together, je shall blow, 
but ye shall not sound an alarm. 

8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, 
shall blow with the trumpets; and 
they shall be to you for an ordinance 
for ever throughout your generations. 

9 And if ye go to war in your land 
against the enemy that oppresseth 
you, then ye shall blow an alarm with 



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the trumpets ; and ye shall be re 
membered before the Lord your God, 
and ye shall be saved from your ene 
mies. 

10 Also in *he day of your glad 
ness, and in your solemn days, and 
in the beginnings of your months, ye 
shall blow with the trumpets over 
your burnt offerings, and over the 
sacrifices of your peace offerings; 
that they may be to you for a me 
morial before your God ; I am the 
Lord your God. 

11 And it came to pass on the 
twentieth day of the second month, 
in the second year, that the cloud 
was taken up from off the tabernacle 
of the testimony. 

12 And the children of Israel took 
their journeys out of the wilderness 
of Sinai ; and the cloud rested in the 
wilderness of Paran. 

13 And they first took their journey 
according to the commandment of the 
Lord by the hand of Moses. 

14 In the first place went the stand 
ard of the camp of the children of 
Judah according to their armies : and 
over his host was Nahshon the son 
of Amminadab. 

15 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Issachar was Neth- 
aneel the son of Zuar. 

16 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Zebulun was Eliab 
the son of Helon. 

17 And the tabernacle was taken 
down : and the sons of Gershon and 
the sons of Merari set forward, bear 
ing the tabernacle. 

18 And the standard of the camp 
of Eeuben set forward according to 
their armies; and over his host was 
Elizur the son of Shedeur. 

19 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Simeon was Shelu- 
miel the son of Zurishaddai. 

20 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Gad was Eliasaph 
the son of Deuel. 

21 And the Kohathites set forward, 
bearing the sanctuary ; and the other 
did set up the tabernacle against 
they came. 

22 And the standard of the camp 
of the children of Ephraim set for 
ward according to their armies ; and 
over his host was Elishama the son 
of Ammihud. 



23 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Manasseh was 
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 

24 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Benjamin was 
Abidan the son of Gideoni. 

25 And the standard of the camp 
of the children of Dan set forward, 
which was the rearward of all the 
camps throughout their hosts: an.1 
over his host was Ahiezer the son of 
Ammishaddai. 

26 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Asher was Pagiel 
the son of Ocran. 

27 And over the host of the tribe 
of the children of Naphtali was Ahira 
the son of Enan. 

28 Thus were the journeyings of 
the children of Israel according to 
their armies, when they set for 
ward. 

29 And Moses said unto Hobab, 
the son of Raguel the Midianite, 
Moses' father-in-law, We are jour 
neying unto the place of which the 
Lord said, I will give it you ; come 
thou with us, and we will do thee 
good ; for the Lorth hath spoken 
good concerning Israel. 

30 And he said unto him, I will not 
go ; but I will depart to mine own 
land, and to my kindred. 

31 And he said, Leave us not, I 
pray thee ; forasmuch as thou know- 
est how we are to encamp in the wil 
derness, and thou mayest be to us 
instead of eyes. 

32 And it shall be, if thou go with 
us, yea, it shall be, that what good 
ness the Lord shall do unto us, the 
same will we do unto thee. 

33 And they departed from the 
mount of the Lord three days' jour 
ney ; and the ark of the covenant of 
the Lord went before them in the 
three days' journey, to search out a 
resting-place for them. 

34 And the cloud of the Lord was 
upon them by day, when they went 
out of the camp. 

35 And it came to pass, when the 
ark set forward, that Moses said, 
Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies 
be scattered ; and let them that hate 
thee flee before thee. 

36 And when it rested, he said, Re 
turn, Lord, unto the many thou- 

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CHAPTER XI. 

The burning at Tuber ah The, people lust for 
flesh, and loathe, manna Moses complain- 
eth of his charge Seventy elders called 
Quails are given in wrath. 

AND when the people complained, 
it displeased the Lord ; and the 
Lord heard it; and his anger was 
kindled: and the fire of the Lord 
burnt among them, and consumed 
them that were in the uttermost parts 
of the camp. 

2 And the people cried unto Moses; 
and when Moses prayed unto the 
Lord, the fire was quenched. 

3 And he called the name of the 
place Taberah ; because the fire of 
the Lord burnt among them. 

4 And the mixed multitude that 
was among them fell a lusting ; and 
the children of Israel also wept again, 
and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat ? 

5 We remember the fish, which we 
did eat in Egypt freely ; the cucum 
bers, and the melons, and the leeks, 
and the onions, and the garlic ; 

6 But now our soul is dried away : 
there is nothing at all, besides this 
manna, before our eyes. 

7 And the manna was as coriander 
seed, and the colour thereof as the 
colour of bdellium. 

8 And the people went about, and 
gathered it, and ground it in mills, 
or beat it in a mortar, and baked it 
in pans, and made cakes of it; and 
the taste of it was as the taste of 
fresh oil. 

9 And when the dew fell upon the 
camp in the night, the manna fell 
upon it. 

10 Then Moses heard the people 
weep throughout their families, every 
man in the door of his tent; and the 
anger of the Lord was kindled 
greatly ; Moses also was displ <ised. 

11 And Moses said unto the Lord, 
Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy ser 
vant ? and wherefore have I not 
found favour in thy sight, that thou 
layest the burden of all this people 
upon me ? 

12 Have I conceived all this people ? 
have I begotten them, that thou 
shouldest say unto me, Carry them 
in thy bosom as a nursing father 
beareth the sucking child, unto the 
land which thou swarest unto their 
fathers ? 



13 Whence should [ ha,?e flesh to 
give unto all this people ? for they 
weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, 
that we may eat. 

14 I am not able to bear all this people 
alone, because it is too heavy for me. 

15 And if thou deal thus with me, 
kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if 
I have found favour in thy sight; 
and let me not see my wretchedness. 

16 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Gather unto me seventy men of the 
elders of Israel, whom thou knowest 
to be the elders of the people, and 
officers over them; and bring them 
unto the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion, that they may stand there with 
thee. 

17 And I will come down and talk 
with thee there ; and I will take of 
the Spirit which is upon thee, and 
will put it upon them; and they shall 
bear the burden of the people with 
thee, that thou bear it not thyself 



18 And say thou unto the people, 
Sanctify yourselves against to-mor 
row, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye 
have wept in the ears of the Lord, 
saying, Who shall give us flesh to 
eat ? for it was well with us in 
Egypt ; therefore the Lord will give 
you flesh, and ye shall eat. 

13 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two 
days, nor five days, neither ten days, 
nor twenty days ; 

20 But even a whole month, until 
it come out at your nostrils, and it 
be loathsome unto you; because that 
ye have despised the Lord which is 
among you, and have wept before him, 
saying, Why came we forth out of 
Egypt ? 

21 And Moses said, The people, 
among whom I am, are six hundred 
thousand footmen ; and thou hast 
said, I will give them flesh, that they 
may eat a whole month. 

22 Shall the flocks and the herds 
be slain for them, to suffice them ? or 
shall all the fish of the sea be gathered 
together for them, to suffice them ? 

23 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Is the Lord's hand waxed short? 
thou shalt see now whether my word 
shall come to pass unto thee or not. 

24 And Moses went out, and told the 
people the words of the Lord, and 
gathered the seventy men of the eld- 



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ers of the people, and set them round 
about the tabernacle. 

25 And the Lord came down in a 
cloud, and spake unto him, and took 
of the Spirit that was upon him, and 
gave it unto the seventy elders; and 
it came to pass, that, when the Spirit 
rested upon them, they prophesied, 
and did not cease. 

26 But there remained two of the 
men in the camp, the name of the 
one was Eldad, and the name of the 
other Medad; and the Spirit rested 
upon them ; and they were of them 
that were written, but went not out 
unto the tabernacle; and they pro 
phesied in the camp. 

27 And there ran a young man, and 
told Moses, and said, Eldad and Me 
dad do prophesy in the camp. 

28 And Joshua, the son of Nun, the 
servant of Moses, one of his young 
men, answered and said, My lord 
Moses, forbid them. 

29 And Moses said unto him, En- 
viest thou for my sake ? would God 
that all the Lord's people were pro- 

Ehets, and that the Lord would put 
is Spirit upon them. 

30 And Moses gat him into the 
camp, he and the elders of Israel. 

31 And there went forth a wind 
from the Lord, and brought quails 
from the sea, and let them fall by the 
camp, as it were a day's journey on 
this side, and as it were a day's jour 
ney on the other side, round about 
the camp, and as it were two cubits 
high upon the face of the earth. 

32 And the people stood up all that 
day, and all that night, and all the 
next day, and they gathered the 
quails; he that gathered least ga 
thered ten homers ; and they spread 
them all abroad for themselves round 
about the camp. 

33 And while the flesh was yet be 
tween their teeth, ere it was chewed, 
the wrath of the Lord was kindled 
against the people, and the Lord 
smote the people with a very great 
plague. 

34 And he called the name of that 
place Kibroth-hattaavah ; because 
there they buried the people that 
lusted. 

35 And the people journeyed from 
Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth ; 
and abode at Hazeroth. 



- Miriam? t 
n spake 



CHAPTER XII. 

GodrebuTceth Miriam and Aaron 1 
leprosy. 

AND Miriam and Aaron spa 
against Moses because of the 
Ethiopian woman whom he had mar 
ried ; for he had married an Ethio 
pian woman. 

2 And they said, Hath the Lord in 
deed spoken only by Moses ? hath he 
not spoken also by us? And the 
Lord heard it. 

3 (Now the man Moses was very 
meek, above all the men which were 
upon the face of the earth.) 

4 And the Lord spake suddenly unto 
Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto 
Miriam, Come out ye three unto the 
tabernacle of the congregation. And 
they three came out. 

5 And the Lord came down in the 
pillar of the cloud, and stood in the 
door of the tabernacle, and called 
Aaron and Miriam : and they both 
came forth. 

6 And he said, Hear now my words ; 
If there be a prophet among you, I 
the Lord will make myself known 
unto him in a vision, and will speak 
un.to him in a dream. 

7 My servant Moses ia not so, who 
is faithful in all mine house. 

8 With him will I speak mouth to 
mouth, even apparently, and not in 
dark speeches; and the similitude 
of the Lord shall he behold; where 
fore then Avere ye not afraid to speak 
against my servant Moses ? 

9 And the anger of the Lord was kin 
dled against them, and he departed. 

10 And the cloud departed from off 
the tabernacle ; and, behold, Miriam 
became leprous, white as snow ; and 
Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, be 
hold, she was leprous. 

11 A r d Aaron said unto Moses, 
Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not 
the sin upon us, wherein we have 
done foolishly, and wherein we have 
sinned. 

12 Let her not be as one dead, of 
whom the flesh is half consumed when 
he cometh out of his mother's womb. 

13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, 
saying, Heal her now, God, I be 
seech thee. 

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
If her father had but spit in her face, 
should she not be ashamed seven 



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days ? let her be shut out from the 
camp seven days, and after that let 
her be received in again. 

15 And Miriam was shut out from 
the camp seven days ; and the people 
journeyednottill Miriam wasbrought 
in again. 

16 And afterward the people re 
moved from Hazeroth, and pitched 
in the wilderness of Paran. 

CHAPTER XIII. 

Men sent to search the laiid Their return. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Send thou men, that they may 
search the land of Canaan, which I 
give unto the children of Israel ; of 
every tribe of their fathers shall ye 
send a man, every one a ruler among 
them. 

3 And Moses by the commandment 
of the Lord sent them from the wil 
derness of Paran ; all those men were 
heads of the children of Israel. 

4 And these were their names; Of 
the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the 
son of Zaccur. 

5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat 
the son of Hori. 

6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the 
son of .Tephunneh. 

7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the 
son of Joseph. 

8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea 
the son of Nun. 

9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti 
the son of Raphu. 

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gadiel 
the son of Sodi. 

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, 
of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the 
son of Susi. 

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Auamiel the 
son of GemalH. 

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the 
son of Michael. 

14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi 
the son of Vophsi. 

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the 
son of Machi. 

16 These are the names of the men 
which Moses sent to spy out the land. 
And Moses called Oshea the son of 
Nun, Jehoshua. 

17 And Moses sent them to spy out 
the land of Canaan, and said unto 
them, Get you up this way south 
ward, and go up into the mountain ; 

18 And see the land, what it is; 

16 



and the people that dwelleth therein, 
whether they be strong or weak, few 
or many ; 

19 And what the land is that they 
dwell in, whether it be good or bad ; 
and what cities they be that they 
dwell in, whether in tents, or in 
strongholds ; 

20 And what the land is, whether it 
be fat or lean, whether there be wood 
therein, or not. And be of good 
courage, and bring of the fruit of the 
land. Now the time was the time of 
the first ripe grapes. 

21 So they went up, and searched 
the land from the wilderness of Zin 
unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. 

22 And they ascended by the south, 
and came unto Hebron ; where Ahi- 
man, Sheshai, and Talmai, the chil 
dren of Anak, were. (Now Hebron 
was built seven years before Zoan in 
Egypt.) 

23 And they came unto the brook 
of Eshcol, and cut down from thence 
a branch with one cluster of grapes, 
and they bare it between two upon a 
staff; and they brought of the pome 
granates, and of the figs. 

24 The place was called the brook 
Eshcol, because of the cluster of 
grapes which the children of Israel 
cut down from thence. 

25 And they returned from search 
ing of the land after forty days. 

26 And they went and came to 
Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the 
congregation of the children of Is 
rael, unto the wilderness of Paran, 
to Kadesh ; and brought back word 
unto them, and unto all the congre 
gation, and showed them the fruit of 
the land. 

27 And they told him, and said, 
We came unto the land whither thou 
sentest us, and surely it floweth with 
milk and honey ; and this is the fruit 
of it. 

28 Nevertheless the people be strong 
that dwell in the land, and the cities 
are walled, and very great ; and more 
over we saw the children of Anak 
there. 

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land 
of the south ; and the Hittites, and 
the Jebusites, and the Amorites, 
dwell in the mountains ; and the Ca- 
naanites dwell by the sea, and by the 
coast of Jordan. 



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30 And Caleb stilled the people be 
fore Moses, and said, Let us go up at 
once, and possess it ; for we are well 
able to overcome it. 

31 But the men that went up with 
him said, We be not able to go up 
against the people; for they are 
stronger than we. 

32 And they brought up an evil re 
port of the land which they had 
searched unto the children of Israel, 
saying, The land, through which we 
have gone to search it, is a land that 
eateth up the inhabitants thereof; 
and all the people that we saw in it 
are men of a great stature. 

33 And there we saw the giants, 
the sons of Anak, which come of the 
giants ; and we were in our own sight 
as grasshoppers, and so we were in 
their sight. 

CHAPTER XIV. 

The people murmur at the news God threat- 
eneth them Moses obtaineth pardon for 
them The unfaithful not permitted to 
enter into the land. 

AND all the congregation lifted up 
their voice, and cried ; and the 
people wept that night. 

2 And all the children of Israel 
murmured against Moses and against 
Aaron ; and the whole congregation 
said unto them, Would God that we 
had died in the la,nd of Egypt ! or 
would God that wo had died in this 
wilderness ! 

3 And wherefore hath the Lord 
brought us unto this land, to fall by 
the sword, that our wives and our 
children should be a prey? were 
it not better for us to return into 
Egypt? 

4 And they said one to another, 
Let us make a captain, and let us re 
turn into Egypt. 

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on 
their faces before all the assembly of 
the congregation of the children of 
Israel. 

6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and 
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which 
were of them that searched the land, 
rent their clothes ; 

7 And they spake unto all the com 
pany of the children of Israel, say 
ing, The land, which we passed 
through' to search it, is an exceeding 
good land. 

8 If the Lord delight in us, then he 



will bring us into this land, and give 
it us ; a land which floweth with milk 
and honey. 

9 Only rebel not ye against the 
Lord, neither fear ye the people of 
the land; for they are bread for us; 
their defence is departed from them, 
and the Lord is with us; fear them 
not. 

10 And all the congregation bade 
stone them with stones. And the 
glory of the Lord appeared in the 
tabernacle of the congregation before 
all the children of Israel. 

11 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
How long will this people provoke 
me ? and how long will it be ere they 
believe me, for all the signs which I 
have showed among them ? 

12 I will smite them with the pesti 
lence, and disinherit them, and will 
make of thee a greater nation and 
mightier than they. 

13 And Moses said unto the Lord, 
Then the Egyptians shall hear it, 
(for thou broughtest up this people 
in thy might from among them ;) 

14 And they will tell it to the in 
habitants of this land ; for they have 
heard that thou Lord art among this 
people, that thou Lord art seen face 
to face, and that thy cloud standeth 
over them, and that thou goest before 
them, by daytime in a pillar of a cloud, 
and in a pillar of fire by night. 

15 Now if thou shalt kill all this 
people as one man, then the nations 
which have heard the fame of thee 
will speak, saying, 

16 Because the Lord was not able 
to bring this people into the land 
which he sware unto them, there 
fore he hath slain them in the wilder 
ness. 

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the 
power of my Lord be great, according 
as thou hast spoken, saying, 

18 The Lord is long-suffering, and 
of great mercy, forgiving iniquity 
and transgression, and by no means 
clearing the guilty, visiting the ini 
quity of the fathers upon the chil 
dren nnto the third and fourth gene 
ration. 

19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the ini 
quity of this people according unto 
the greatness of thy mercy, and as 
thou hast forgiven this people, from 
Egypt even until now- 



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20 And the Lord said, I have par 
doned according to thy word ; 

21 But as truly as I live, all the 
earth shall be filled with the glory 
of the Lord. 

22 Because all those men which 
have seen my glory, and my mira 
cles, which I did in Egypt and in 
the wilderness, and have tempted me 
now these ten times, and have not 
hearkened to my voice ; 

23 Surely they shall not see the 
land which I sware unto their fa 
thers, neither shall any of them that 
provoked me see it ; 

* 24 But my servant Caleb, because 
he had another spirit with him, and 
hath followed me fully, him will I 
bring into the land whereinto he 
went; and his seed shall possess it. 

25 (Now the Amalekites and the 
Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To 
morrow turn you, and get you into 
the wilderness by the way of the 
Bed sea. 

26 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
arid unto Aaron, saying, 

27 How long shall I bear with this 
evil congregation, which murmur 
against me? I have heard the mur- 
murings of the children of Israel, 
which they murmur against me. 

28 Say unto them, As truly as I 
live, saith the Lord, as ye have spo 
ken in mine ears, so will I do to you: 

29 Your carcasses shall fall in this 
wilderness, and all that were num 
bered of you, according to your 
whole number, from twenty years 
old and upward, which have mur 
mured against me, 

30 Doubtless ye shall not come into 
the land, concerning which I sware 
to make you dwell therein, save 
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and 
Joshua the son of Nun. 

31 But your little ones, which ye 
said should be a prey, them will I 
bring in, and they shall know the 
land which ye have despised. 

32 But as for you, your carcasses, 
they shall fall in this wilderness. 

33 And your children shall wander 
i*l the wilderness forty years, and 
bear your whoredoms, until your car 
casses be wasted in the wilderness. 

34 After the number of the days 
in which he searched the land, even 
forty days, each day for a year, shall 



ye bear your iniquities, even forty 
years, and ye shall know my breach 
of promise. 

35 I the Lord have said, I will 
surely do it unto all this evil congre 
gation, that are gathered together 
against me; in this wilderness they 
shall be consumed, and there they 
shall die. 

36 And the men which Moses sent 
to search the land, who returned, and 
made all the congregation to murmur 
against him, by bringing up a slander 
upon the land, 

37 Even those men that did bring 
up the evil report upon the land, 
died by the plague before the Lord. 

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, 
and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, 
which were of the men that went to 
search the land, lived still. 

39 And Moses told these sayings 
unto all the children of Israel ; and 
the people mourned greatly. 

40 And they rose up early in the 
morning, and gat them up into the 
top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we 
be here, and will go up unto the place 
which the Lord hath promised; for 
we have sinned. 

41 And Moses said, Wherefore now 
do ye transgress the commandment 
of the Lord ? but it shall not pros 
per. 

42 Go not up, for the Lord is not 
among you ; that ye be not smitten 
before your enemies. 

43 For the Amalekites and the Ca 
naanites are there before you, and 
ye shall fall by the sword ; because 
ye are turned away from the Lord, 
therefore the Lord will not be with 
you. 

44 But they presumed to go up 
unto the hill top; nevertheless the 
ark of the covenant of the Lord, 
and Moses, departed not out of the 
camp. 

45 Then the Amalekites came 
down, and the Canaanites which 
dwelt in that hill, and smote them, 
and discomfited them, even unto 
Hormah. 

CHAPTER XV. 

The law of offerings The, punishment of 
presumption He that violated the sab- 
bath is stoned. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 



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2 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, and sa.y unto them, When ye be 
come into the land of your habita 
tions, which I give unto you, 

3 And will make an offering by 
fire unto the Lord, a burnt offering, 
or a sacrifice in performing a vow, 
or in a free-will offering, or in your 
solemn feasts, to make a sweet sa 
vour unto the Lord, of the herd, or 
of the flock ; 

4 Then shall he that offereth his 
offering unto the Lord bring a meat 
offering of a tenth deal of flour, min 
gled with the fourth part of a hin 
of oil. 

5 And the fourth part of a hin of 
wine for a drink offering shalt thou 
prepare with the burnt offering or 
sacrifice, for one lamb. 

6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare 
for a meat offering two tenth deals 
of flour, mingled with the third part 
of a hin of oil. 

7 And for a drink offering thou 
shalt offer the third part of a hin 
of wine, for a sweet savour unto the 
Lord. 

8 And when thou preparest a bul 
lock for a burnt offering, or for a sa 
crifice in performing a vow, or peace 
offerings unto the Lord ; 

9 Then shall he bring with a bul 
lock a meat offering of three tenth 
deals of flour, mingled with half a 
hin of oil. 

10 And thou shalt bring for a drink 
offering half a hin of wine, for an of 
fering made by fire, of a sweet sa 
vour unto the Lord. 

11 Thus shall it be done for one 
bullock, or for one ram, or for a 
lamb, or a kid. 

12 According to the number that 
ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to 
every one according to their num 
ber. 

13 All that are born of the country 
shall do these things after this man 
ner, in offering an offering made by 
fire, of a sweet savour unto the 
Lord. 

14 And if a stranger sojourn with 
you, or whosoever be among you in 
your generations, and will offer an 
offering made by fire, of a sweet sa 
vour unto the Lord ; as ye do, so he 
Bhall do. 

15 One ordinance shall be both for 



you of the congregation, and also 
for a stranger that sojourneth with 
you, an ordinance for ever in your 
generations; as ye are, so shall the 
stranger be before the Lord. 

16 One law and one manner shall 
be for you, and for the stranger that 
sojourneth with you. 

17 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

18 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, and say unto them, When ye 
come into the land whither I bring 

yu, 

19 Then it shall be, that, when 
ye eat of the bread of the land, ye 
shall offer up a heave offering unto 
the Lord. 

20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the 
first of your dough for a heave of 
fering ; as ye do the heave offering of 
the threshing-floor, so shall ye heave 
it. 

21 Of the first of your dough ye 
shall give unto the Lord a heave 
offering in your generations. 

22 And if ye have erred, and not 
observed all these commandments, 
which the Lord hath spoken unto 
MoseS, 

23 Even all that the Lord hath 
commanded you by the hand of 
Moses, from the day that the Lord 
commanded Moses, and henceforward 
among your generations ; 

24 Then it shall be, if aught be 
committed by ignorance without the 
knowledge of the congregation, that 
all the congregation shall offer one 
young bullock for a burnt offering, 
for a sweet savour unto the Lord, 
with his meat offering, and his drink 
offering, according to the manner, 
and one kid of the goats for a sin 
offering. 

25 And the priest shall make an 
atonement for all the congregation of 
the children of Israel, and it shall be 
forgiven them; for it is ignorance; 
and they shall bring their offering, a 
sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, 
and their sin offering before the 
Lord, for their ignorance ; 

26 And it shall be forgiven all the 
congregation of the children of Israel, 
and the stranger that sojourneth 
among them ; seeing all the people 
were in ignorance. 

27 And if any soul in through 



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ignorance, then he shall bring a she 
goat of the first year for a sin offering. 

28 And the priest shall make an 
atonement for the soul that sinneth 
ignorantly, when he sinneth by 
ignorance before the Lord, to make 
an atonement for him; and it shall 
be forgiven him. 

29 Ye shall have one law for him 
that sinneth through ignorance, both 
for him that is born among the 
children of Israel, and for the stranger 
that sojourneth among them. 

30 But the soul that doeth aught 
presumptuously, whether he be born 
in the land, or a stranger, the same 
reproacheth the Lord ; and that soul 
shall be cut off from among his 
people. 

31 Because he hath despised the 
word of the Lord, and hath broken 
his commandment, that soul shall 
utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall 
be upon him. 

32 And while the children of Israel 
were in the wilderness, they found a 
man that gathered sticks upon the 
sabbath day. 

33 And they that found him ga 
thering sticks brought him unto Moses 
and Aaron, and unto all the congre 
gation. 

34 And they put him in ward, 
because it was not declared what 
should be done to him. 

35 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
The man shall be surely put to death; 
all the congregation shall stone him 
with stones without the camp. 

36 And all the congregation brought 
him without the camp, and stoned 
him with stones, and he died; as the 
Lord commanded Moses. 

37 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

38 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and bid them that they make them 
fringes in the borders of their gar 
ments, throughout their generations, 
and that they put upon the fringe of 
the borders a ribband of blue ; 

39 And it shall be unto you for a 
fringe, that ye may look upon it, and 
rcmemoer all the commandments of 
the Lord, and do them ; and that ye 
Beck not after your own heart and 
your own eyes, after which ye use to 
go a whoring; 

40 That ye may remember, and do 

16* 



all my commandments, and be holy 

unto your God. 
41 I am the Lord your God, which 

brought you out of the land of Egypt, 

to be your God ; I am the Lord your 

God. 

CHAPTER XVI. 

The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. 
The earth swalloweth up Korah, and a 
fire, consumeth others Murmurers slain 
Plagvt stayed. 

NOW Korah, the son of Izhar, the 
son of Kohath, the son of Levi, 
and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of 
Eliah, and On, the son of Peleth, sons 
of Reuben, took men ; 

2 And they rose up before Moses, 
with certain of the children of Israel, 
two hundred and fifty princes of the 
assembly, famous in the congregation, 
men of renown ; 

3 And they gathered themselves 
together against Moses and against 
Aaron, and said unto them, Ye tajte 
too much upon you, seeing all the 
congregation are holy, every one of 
them, and the Lord is among them ; 
wherefore then lift ye up yourselves 
above the congregation of the Lord ? 

4 And when Moses heard it, he fell 
upon his face ; 

5 And he spake unto Korah and 
unto all his company, saying, Even 
to-morrow the Lord will show who 
are his, and who is holy; and will 
cause him to come near unto him; 
even him whom he hath chosen will 
he cause to come near unto him. 

6 This do ; Take you censers, Korah, 
and all his company ; 

7 And put fire therein, and put in 
cense in them before the Lord to 
morrow ; and it shall be that the man 
whom the Lord doth choose, he shall 
be holy ; ye take too much upon you, 
ye sons of Levi. 

8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, 
I pray you, ye sons of Levi ; 

9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto 
you, that the God of Israel hath 
separated you from the congregation 
of Israel, to bring you near to himself 
to do the service of the tabernacle of 
the Lord, and to stand before the 
congregation to minister unto them ? 

10 And he hath brought thee near 
to him, and all thy brethren the sons 
of Levi with thee; and seek ye the 
high priesthood also ? 



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11 For which cause both thou and 
all thy company are gathered together 
against the Lord ; and what is Aaron, 
that ye murmur against him ? 

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan 
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab ; 
which said, We will not come up ; 

13 Is it a small thing that thou hast 
brought us up out of a land that 
floweth with milk and honey, to kill 
us in the wilderness, except thou 
make thyself altogether a prince over 
us? 

14 Moreover, thou hast not brought 
us into a land that floweth with milk 
and honey, or given us inheritance 
of fields and vineyards; wilt thou 
put out the eyes of these men ? we 
will not come up. 

15 And Moses was very wroth, and 
said unto the Lord, Respect not thou 
their offering ; I have not taken one 
ass from them, neither have I hurt 
one of them. 

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be 
thou and all thy company before the 
Lord, thou, and they, and Aaron, to 
morrow ; 

17 And take every man his censer, 
and put incense in them, and bring 
ye before the Lord every man his 
censer, two hundred and fifty censers; 
thou aJso, and Aaron, each of you his 
censer. 

18 And they took every man his 
censer, and put fire in them, and laid 
incense thereon, and stood in the 
door of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation with Moses and Aaron. 

19 And Korah gathered all the 
congregation against them unto the 
door of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation ; and the glory of the 
Lord appeared unto all the congre 
gation. 

20 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

21 Separate yourselves from among 
this congregation, that I may con 
sume them in a moment. 

22 And they fell upon their fa,ces, 
and said, God, the God of the 
spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, 
and wilt thou be wroth with all the 
congregation* ? 

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

24 Speak unto the congregation, 
flaying, Get you up from about the 



tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, 
Abiram. 

25 And Moses rose up and went 
unto Dathan and Abiram ; and the 
elders of Israel followed him. 

26 And he spake unto the congre 
gation, saying, Depart, I pray you, 
from the tents of these wicked men, 
and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye 
be consumed in all their sins. 

27 So they gat up from the taberna 
cle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, 
on every side ; and Dathan and Abi 
ram came out, and stood in the door 
of their tents, and their wives, and 
their sons, and their little children. 

28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall 
know that the Lord hath seat me to 
do all these works; for I have not 
done them of mine own mind. 

29 If these men die the common 
death of all men, or if they be visited 
after the visitation of all men; then 
the Lord hath not sent me. 

30 But if the Lord make a new 
thing, and the earth open her mouth, 
and swallow them up, with all that 
appertain unto them, and they go 
down quick into the pit; then ye 
shall understand that these men have 
provoked the Lord. 

31 And it came to pass, as he had 
made an end of speaking all these 
words, that the ground clave asunder 
that was under them ; 

32 And the earth opened her mouth, 
and swallowed them up, and their 
houses, and all the men that apper 
tained unto Korah, and all their goods. 

33 They, and all that appertained 
to them, went down alive into the 
pit, and the earth closed upon them ; 
and they perished from among the 
congregation. 

34 And all Israel that were round 
about them fled at the cry of them ; 
for they said, Lest the earth swallow 
us up also. 

35 And there came out a fire from 
the Lord, and consumed the two hun 
dred and fifty men that offered in 
cense. 

36 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of 
Aaron the priest, that he take up the 
censers ou4; of the burning, and scat 
ter thou the fire yonder ; for they arf. 
hallowed, 



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38 The censers of these sinners 
against their own souls, let them 
make them broad plates for a cover 
ing of the altar; for they offered them 
before the Lord, therefore they are 
hallowed ; and they shall be a sign 
unto the children of Israel. 

39 And Eleazar the priest took the 
brazen censers, wherewith they that 
were burnt had offered; and they 
were made broad plates for a cover 
ing of the altar ; 

40 To be a memorial unto the chil 
dren of Israel, that no stranger, which 
is not of the seed of Aaron, come 
near to offer incense before the Lord ; 
that he be not as Korah, and as his 
company ; as the Lord said to him 
by the hand of Moses. 

41 But on the morrow all the con 
gregation of the children of Israel 
murmured against Moses and against 
Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the 
people of the Lord. 

42 And it came to pass, when the 
congregation was gathered against 
Moses and against Aaron, that they 
looked toward the tabernacle of the 
congregation,- and, behold, the cloud 
covered it, and the glory of the Lord 
appeared. 

43 And Moses and Aaron came be 
fore the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion. 

44 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

45 Get you up from among this 
congregation, that I may consume 
them as in a moment. And they fell 
upon their faces. 

46 And Moses said unto Aaron, 
Take a censer, and put fire therein 
from off the altar, and put on incense, 
and go quickly unto the congrega 
tion, and make an atonement for 
them ; for there is wrath gone out 
from the Lord ; the plague is 
begun. 

47 And Aaron took as Moses com 
manded, and ran into the midst of 
the congregation , and, behold, the 
plague was begun among the people ; 
and he put on incense, and made an 
atonement for the people. 

48 And he stood between the dead 
and the living; and the plague was 
stayed. 

49 Now they that died in the plague 
were fourteen thousand and seven 



hundred, besides them that died 
about the matter of Korah. 

50 And Aaron returned unto Moses 
unto the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation; and the plague was 
stayed. 

CHAPTER XVII. 

Aaron's rodflourisheth It is left for a token. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
saying, 

2 Speak unto the children of Is 
rael, and take of every one of them a 
rod according to the house of their 
fathere, of all their princes according 
to the house of their fathers, twelve 
rods ; write thou every man's name 
upon his rod. 

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's 
name upon the rod of Levi ; for one 
rod shall be for the head of the 
house of their fathers. 

4 And thou shalt lay them up in 
the tabernacle of the congregation 
before the testimony, where I will 
meet with you. 

5 And it shall come to pass, that 
the man's rod, whom I shall choose, 
shall blossom ; and I will make to 
cease from me the murmurings of 
the children of Israel, whereby they 
murmur against you. 

6 And Moses spake unto the chil 
dren of Israel, and every one of their 
princes gave him a rod apiece, for 
each prince one, according to their 
fathers' houses, even twelve rods; 
and the rod of Aaron was among their 
rods. 

7 And Moses laid up the rods be 
fore the Lord in the tabernacle of 
witness. 

8 And it came to pass, that on the 
morrow Moses went into the taber 
nacle of witness; and, behold, the 
rod of Aaron for the house of Levi 
was budded, and brought forth buds, 
and bloomed blossoms and yielded 
almonds. 

9 And Moses brought out all the 
rods from before the Lord unto all 
the children of Israel; and they 
looked, and took every man his 
rod. 

10 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Bring Aaron's rod again before the 
testimony, to be kept for a token 
against the rebels; and thou shalt 
quite take away their murmurings 
from me, that they die not. 



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11 And Moses did so; as the Lord 
commanded him, so did he. 

12 And the children of Israel spake 
unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, 
we perish, we all perish. 

13 Whosoever cometh any thing 
near unto the tabernacle of the Lord 
shall die ; shall we be consumed with 
dying ? 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

The charge of the priests and Levites Their 
portion. 

AND the Lord said unto Aaron, 
Thou and thy sons and thy fa 
ther's house with thee shall bear the 
iniquity of the sanctuary ; and thou 
and thy sons with thee shall bear the 
iniquity of your priesthood. 

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe 
of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring 
thou with tceo, that they may be 
joined unto thee, and minister unto 
thee ; but thou and thy sons with 
thee shall minister before the taber 
nacle of witness. 

3 And they shall keep thy charge, 
and the charge of all the tabernacle; 
only they shall not come nigh the 
vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, 
that neither they, nor ye also, die. 

4 And they shall be joined unto 
thee, and keep the charge of the 
tabernacle of the congregation, for 
all the service of the tabernacle; and 
a stranger shall not come nigh unto 
you. 

5 And ye shall keep the charge of 
the sanctuary, and the charge of the 
altar ; that there be no wrath any 
more upon the children of Israel. 

6 And I, behold, I have taken your 
brethren the Levites from among the 
children of Israel; to you they are 
given as a gift for the Lord, to do 
the service of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. 

7 Therefore thou and thy sons with 
thee shall keep your priest's office for 
every thing of the altar, and within 
the veil ; and ye shall serve ; I have 
given your priest's office unto you as 
a service of gift; and the stranger 
that cometh nigh shall be put to 
death. 

8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, 
Behold, I also have given thee the 
charge of mine heave offerings of all 
the hallowed things of the children 
of Israel; unto thee have I given 



md 



them by reason of the anointin 

to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever. 

9 This shall be thine of the most 
holy things, reserved from the fire; 
every oblation of theirs, every meat 
offering of theirs, and every sin offer 
ing of theirs, and every trespass 
offering of theirs, which they shall 
render unto me, shall be most holy 
for thee and for thy sons. 

10 In the most holy place shalt thou 
eat it ; every male shall eat it ; it shall 
be holy unto thee. 

11 And this is thine; the heave 
offering of their gift, with all the 
wave offerings of the children of 
Israel ; I have given them unto thee, 
and to thy sons and to thy daugh 
ters with thee, by a statute for ever ; 
every one that is clean in thy house 
shall eat of it. 

12 All the best of the oil, and all 
the best of the wine, and of the 
wheat, the first-fruits of them which 
they shall offer unto the Lord, them 
have I given thee. 

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in 
the land, which they shall bring 
unto the Lord, shall be thine ; every 
one that is clean in thine house shall 
eat of it. 

14 Every thing devoted in Israel 
shall be thine. 

15 Every thing that openeth the 
matrix in all flesh, which they bring 
unto the Lord, whether it be of men 
Gi 1 beasts, shall be thine : nevertheless 
the first-born of man shalt thou 
surely redeem, and the firstling of 
unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. 

16 And those that are to be redeemed 
from a month old shalt thou redeem, 
according to thine estimation, for 
the money of five shekels, after the 
shekel of the sanctuary, which is 
twenty gerahs. 

17 But the firstling of a cow, or the 
firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of 
a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they 
are holy; thou shalt sprinkle their 
blood upon the altar, and shalt burn 
their fat for an offering made by fire, 
for a sweet savour unto the Lord. 

18 And the flesh of them shall be 
thine, as the wave breast and as the 
right shoulder are, thine. 

19 All the heave offerings of the 
holy things, which the children of 
Israel offer unto the Lord, have I 



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given thee, and thy sons and thy 
daughters with thee, by a statute for 
ever ; it is a covenant of salt for ever 
before the Lord unto thee and to thy 
seed with thee. 

20 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, 
Thou shalt have no inheritance in 
their land, neither shalt thou have 
any part among them; I am thy 
part and thine inheritance among the 
children of Israel. 

21 And, behold, I have given the 
children of Levi all the tenth in 
Israel for an inheritance, for their 
service which they serve, even the 
service of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation. 

22 Neither must the children of 
Israel henceforth come nigh the 
tabernacle of the congregation, lest 
they bear sin, and die. 

23 But the Levites shall do the ser 
vice of the tabernacle of the congre 
gation, and they shall bear their 
iniquity; it shall be a statute for 
ever throughout your generations, 
that among the children of Israel 
they have no inheritance. 

24 But the tithes of the children of 
Israel, which they offer as a heave 
offering unto the Lord, I have given 
to the Levites to inherit; therefore I 
have said unto them, Among the 
children of Israel they shall have no 
inheritance. 

25 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and 
say unto them, When ye take of the 
children of Israel the tithes which I 
have given you from them for your 
inheritance, then ye shall offer up a 
heave offering of it for the Lord, even 
a tenth part of the tithe. 

27 And this your heave offering 
shall be reckoned unto you, as though 
it were the corn of the threshing- 
floor, and as the fulness of the wine 
press. 

28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave 
offering unto the Lord of all your 
tithes, which ye receive of the chil 
dren of Israel ; and ye shall give 
thereof the Lord's heave offering to 
Aaron the priest. 

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall 
offer every heave offering of the Lord, 
of all the best thereof, even the hal 
lowed part thereof out of it. 



30 Therefore thou shalt say unto 
them, When ye have heaved the best 
thereof from it, then it shall be 
counted unto the Levites as the in- 
crease of the threshing-floor, and aa 
the increase of the wine-press. 

31 And ye shall eat it in every 
place, ye and your households ; for it 
is your reward for your service 
in the tabernacle of the congrega 
tion. 

32 And ye shall bear no sin by rea 
son of it, when ye have heaved from 
it the best of it ; neither shall ye pol 
lute the holy things of the children 
of Israel, lest ye die. 

CHAPTER XIX. 

Tlif, water of separation for purification of 
tlte unclean. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
and unto Aaron, saying, 

2 This is the ordinance of the law 
which the Lord hath commanded, 
saying, Speak unto the children of 
Israel, that they bring thee a red 
heifer without spot, wherein is no 
blemish, and upon which never came 
yoke. 

3 And ye shall give her unto Elea- 
zar the priest, that he may bring her 
forth without the camp, and one shall 
slay her before his face ; 

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take 
of her blood with his finger, and 
sprinkle of her blood directly before 
the tabernacle of the congregation 
seven times. 

5 And one shall burn the heifer in 
his sight; her skin, and her flesh, 
and her blood, with her dung, shall 
he burn ; 

6 And the priest shall take cedar 
wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and 
cast it into the midst of the burning 
of the heifer. 

7 Then the priest shall wash his 
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh 
in water, and afterward he shall 
come into the camp, and the priest 
shall be unclean until the even. 

8 And he that burneth her shall 
wash his clothes in water, and bathe 
his flesh in water, and shall be un 
clean until the even. 

9 And a man that is clean shall 
gather up the ashes of the heifer, and 
lay them up without the cainp in a 
clean place, and it shall be kept for 
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Israel for a water of separation ; it is 
a pui ification for sin. 

10 And he that gathereth the ashes 
of the heifer shall wash his clothes, 
and be unclean until the even ; and 
it shall be unto the children of Israel, 
and unto the stranger that sojourneth 
among them, for a statute for ever. 

11 He that toucheth the dead body 
of any man shall be unclean seven 
days. 

12 He shall purify himself with it 
on the third day, and on the seventh 
day he shall be clean j but if he purify 
not himself the third day, then the 
seventh day he shall not be clean. 

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead 
body of any man that is dead, and 
purifieth not himself, defileth the 
tabernacle of the Lord ; and that soul 
shall be cut off from Israel ; because 
the water of separation was not 
sprinkled upon him, he shall be 
unclean ; his uncleanness is yet upon 
him. 

14 This is the law, when a man dieth 
in a tent; all that come ir^o the tent, 
and all that is in the tent, shall be 
unclean seven days. 

15 And every open vessel, which 
hath no covering bound upon it, is 
unclean. 

16 And whosoever toucheth one 
that is slain with a sword in the open 
fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a 
man, or a grave, shall be unclean 
seven days. 

17 And for an unclean person they 
shall take of the ashes of the burnt 
heifer of purification for sin, and run 
ning water shall be put thereto in a 



18 And a clean person shall take 
hyssop, and dip it in the water, and 
sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon 
all the vessels, and upon the persons 
that were there, and upon him that 
touched a bone, or one slain, or one 
dead, or a grave ; 

19 And the clean person shall 
sprinkle upon the unclean on the 
third day, and on the seventh day ; 
and on the seventh day he shall purify 
himself, and wash his clothes, and 
bathe himself in water, and shall be 
clean at even. 

20 But the man that shall be unclean, 
and shall not purify himself, that 
soul shall be cut off from among the 



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congregation, because he hath defi 
the sanctuary of the Lord ; the water 
of separation hath not been sprinkled 
upon him ; he is unclean. 

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute 
unto them, that he that sprinkleth 
the water of separation shall wash 
his clothes ; and he that toucheth the 
water of separation shall be unclean 
until even. 

22 And whatsoever the unclean 
person toucheth shall be unjlean ; 
and the soul that toucheth it shall be 
unclean until even. 

CHAPTER XX. 

The children of Israel come to Zin, where 
Miriam dieth Atoses smiting the rock 
bringeth forth water at Meribah At mount 
Hor Aaron dieth. 

THEN came the children of Israel, 
even the whole congregation, into 
the desert of Zin in the first month ; 
and the people abode in Kadesh ; and 
Miriam died there, and was buried 
there. 

2 And there was no water for the 
congregation ; and they gathered 
themselves together against Moses 
and against Aaron. 

3 And the people chode with Moses, 
and spake, saying, Would God that 
we had died when our brethren died 
before the Lord ! 

4 And why have ye brought up the 
congregation of the Lord into this 
wilderness, that we and our cattle 
should die there? 

5 And wherefore have ye made us 
to come up out of Egypt, to bring us 
in unto this evil place? it is no place 
of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of 
pomegranates; neither is there any 
water to drink. 

6 And Moses and Aaron went from 
the presence of the assembly unto the 
door of the tabernacle of the con 
gregation, and they fell upon their 
faces ; and the glory of the Lord 
appeared unto them. 

7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the 
assembly together, thou and Aaron 
thy brother, and speak ye unto the 
rock before their eyes ; and it shall 
give forth his water, and thou shalt 
bring forth to them water out of the 
rock ; so thou shalt give the con 
gregation and their beasts drink. 



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9 And Moses took the rod from 
before the Lord, as he commanded 
him. 

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered 
the congregation together before the 
rock, and he said unto them, Hear 
now, ye rebels; must we fetch you 
water out of this rock ? 

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, 
and with his rod he smote the rock 
twice ; and the water came out abun 
dantly, and the congregation drank, 
and their beasts also. 

12 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and Aaron, Because ye believed me 
not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the 
children of Israel, therefore ye shall 
not bring this congregation into the 
land which I have given them. 

13 This is the water of Meribah ; 
because the children of Israel strove 
with the Lord, and he was sanctified 
in them. 

14 And Moses sent messengers from 
Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus 
saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest 
a]l the travail that hath befallen us ; 

15 How our fathers went down into 
Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt 
a long time ; and the Egyptians 
vexed us, and our fathers ; 

16 And when we cried unto the 
Lord, he heard our voice, and sent 
an angel, and hath brought us forth 
out of Egypt; and, behold, we are 
in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of 
thy border. 

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through 
thy country ; we will not pass through 
the fields, or through the vineyards, 
neither will we drink of the water of 
the wells; we will go by the king's 
highway, we will not turn to the right 
hand nor to the left, until we have 
passed thy borders. 

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou 
shalt not pass by me, lest I come out 
against thee with the sword. 

19 And the children of Israel said 
unto him, We will go by the highway; 
and if I and my cattle drink of thy 
water, then I will pay for it; I will 
only, without doing any thing else, 
go through on in}' feet. 

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go 
through. And Edom came out 
against him with much people, and 
with a strong hand. 

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel 



passage through his border; where 
fore Israel turned away from him. 

22 And the children of Israel, even 
the whole congregation, journeyed 
from Kadesh, and came unto mount 
Hor. 

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
and Aaron in mount Hor, by the 
coast of the land of Edom, saying, 

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his 
people; for he shall not enter into 
the land which I have given unto the 
children of Israel, because ye rebelled 
against my word at the water of 
Meribah. 

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, 
and bring them up unto mount Hor ; 

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, 
and put them upon Eleazar his son ; 
and Aaron shall be gathered unto his 
people, and shall die there. 

27 And Moses did as the Lord com 
manded ; and they went up into 
mount Hor in the sight of all the 
congregation. 

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his 
garments, and put them upon Eleazar 
his son ; and Aaron died there in the 
top of the mount; and Moses and 
Eleazar came down from the mount. 

29 And when all the congregation 
saw that Aaron was dead, they 
mourned for Aaron thirty days, even 
all the house of Israel. 

CHAPTER XXI. 

Israel at Harmah Fiery serpents sent The 
brazen serpent, 

AND when king Arad the Canaan- 
ite, which dwelt in the south, 
heard tell that Israel came by the 
way of the spies ; then he fought 
against Israel, and took some of them 
prisoners. 

2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the 
Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed 
deliver this people into my hand, 
then I will utterly destroy their cities. 

3 And the Lord hearkened to the 
voice of Israel, and delivered up the 
Canaanites ; and they utterly destroy 
ed them and their cities ; and he call 
ed the name of the place Hormah. 

4 And they journeyed from mount 
Hor by the way of the Red sea, to 
compass the land of Edom ; and the 
soul of the people was much discour 
aged because of the way. 

5 And the people spake against 
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nave ye brought us up out of Egypt 
to die in the wilderness ? for there is 
no bread, neither is there any water; 
and our soulloatheth this light bread. 

6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents 
among the people, and they bit the 
people; and much people of Israel 

7 Therefore the people came to Mo 
ses, and said, We have sinned, for we 
have spoken against the Lord, and 
against thee j pray unto the Lord, 
that he take away the serpents from 
us. And Moses prayed for the 
people. 

8 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it 
upon a pole; and it shall come to 
pass, that every one that is bitten, 
when he looketh upon it, shall live. 

9 And Moses made a serpent of 
brass, and put it upon a pole ; and it 
came to pass, that if a serpent had 
bitten any man, when he beheld the 
serpent of brass, he lived. 

10 And the children of Israel set 
forward, and pitched in Oboth. 

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, 
and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wil 
derness which is before Moab, toward 
the .sunrising. 

12 From thence they removed, and 
pitched in the valley of Zared. 

13 From thence they removed and 
pitched on the other side of Arnon, 
which is in the wilderness that com- 
eth out of the coasts of the Amorites ; 
for Arnon is the border of Moab, be 
tween Moab and the Amorites. 

14 Wherefore is it said in the book 
of the wars of the Lord, What he did 
in the Red sea, and in the brooks of 
Arnon, 

15 And at the stream of the brooks 
that goeth down to the dwelling of 
Ar, and lieth upon the border of 
Moab. 

16 And from thence they went to 
Beer ; that is the well whereof the 
Lord spake unto Mo&vs, Gather the 
people together, and I will give them 
water. 

17 Then Israel sang this song, 
Spring up, well ; sing ye unto it ; 

18 The princes digged the well, the 
nobles of the people digged it, by the 
direction of the lawgiver, with their 
staves. And from the wilderness they 
went to Mattanah ; 




19 And from Mattanah to Ns 
and from Nahaliel to Bamoth; 

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, 
that is in the country of Moab, to the 
top of Pisgah, which looketh toward 
Jeshimon. 

21 And Israel sent messengers unto 
Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 

22 Let me pass through thy land ; 
we will not turn into the fields, or 
into the vineyards ; we will not drink 
of the waters of the well ; but we will 
go along by the king's high way, un 
til we be past thy borders. 

23 And Sihon would not suffer Is 
rael to pass through his border; but 
Sihon gathered all his people together, 
and went out against Israel into the 
wilderness ; and he came to Jahaz r 
and fought against Israel. 

24 And Israel smote him with the 
edge of the sword, and possessed his 
land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even 
unto the children of Ammon ; for the 
border of the children of Ammon was 
strong. 

25 And Israel took all these cities ; 
and Israel dwelt in all the cities of 
the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all 
the villages thereof. 

26 For Heshbon was the city of Si 
hon the king of the Amorites, who 
had fought against the former king 
of Moab, and taken all his land out 
of his hand, even unto Arnon. 

27 Wherefore they that speak in 
proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, 
let the city of Sihon be built and 
prepared ; 

28 For there is a fire gone out of 
Heshbon, a flame from the city of 
Sihon ; it hath consumed Ar of Moab, 
and the lords of the high places of 
Arnon. 

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art 
undone, people of Chemoflh; he 
hath given his sons that escaped, and 
his daughters, into captivity unto 
Sihon king of the Amorites. 

30 We have shot at them ; Heahbon 
is perished even unto Dibon, and we 
have laid them waste even unto No- 
phah, which reacheth unto Medeba. 

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of 
the Amorites. 

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaa- 
zer, and they took the villages there 
of, and drove out the Amorites that 
were there. 



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33 And they turned and went up by 
the way of Bashan ; and Og the king 
of Bashan went out against them, he, 
and all his people, to the battle at 
Edrci. 

34 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Fear him not; for I have delivered 
him into thy hand, and all his peo 
ple, and his land ; and thou shalt do 
to him as thou didst unto Sihon king 
of the Arnorites, which dwelt at Hesh- 
bon. 

35 So they smote him, and his sons, 
and all his people, until there was 
none left him alive ; and they pos 
sessed his land. 

CHAPTER XXII. 

Balak desireth Balaam to curse IsrddAn 
angd opposeth Balaam. 

AND the children of Israel set for 
ward, and pitched in the plains 
of Moab on this side Jordan by 
Jericho. 

2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw 
all that Israel had done to the Amor- 
ites. 

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the 
people, because they were many ; and 
Moab was distressed because of the 
children of Israel. 

4 And Moab said unto the elders of 
Midian, Now shall this company lick 
up all that are round about us, as the 
ox licketh up the grass of the field. 
And Balak the son of Zippor was 
king of the Moabites at that time. 

5 He sent messengers therefore unto 
Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, 
which is by the river of the land of 
the children of his people, to call 
him, sayiug, Behold, there is a peo 
ple come out from Egypt; behold, 
they cover the face of the earth, and 
they abide over against me; 

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, 
curse me this people ; for they are 
too mighty for me; peradventure I 
shall prevail, that we may smite 
them, and that I may drive them out 
of the land ; for I know that he whom 
thou blessest is blessed, and he whom 
thou cursest is cursed. 

7 And the elders of Moab and the 
elders of Midian departed with the 
rewards of divination in their hand ; 
and they came unto Balaam, and 
spake unto him the words of Balak. 

8 And he said unto them, Lodge 
here this night, and I Till bring you 

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word again, as the Lord shall speak 
unto me ; and the princes of Moat 
abode with Balaam. 

9 And God came unto Balaam, and 
said, What men are these with thee ? 

10 And Balaam said unto God, 
Balak the son of Zippor, king of 
Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, 

11 Behold, there is a people come 
out of Egj'pt, which covereth the 
face of the earth ; come now, curse 
me them ; peradventure I shall be 
able to overcome them, and drive 
them out. 

12 And God said unto Balaam, 
Thou shalt not go with them ; thou 
shalt not curse the people ; for they 
are blessed. 

13 And Balaam rose up in the 
morning, and said unto the princes 
of Balak, Get you into your land; 
for the Lord refuseth to give me 
leave to go with you. 

14 And the princes of Moab rose 
up, and they went unto Balak, and 
said, Balaam refuseth to come with 
us. 

15 And Balak sent yet again 
princes, more, and more honourable 
than they. 

16 And they came to Balaam, and 
said to him, Thus saith Balak the son 
of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, 
hinder thee from coming unto me; 

17 For I will promote thee unto 
very great honour, and I will do 
whatsoever thou sayest unto me ; 
come therefore, I pray thee, curse 
me this people. 

18 And Balaam answered and said 
unto the servants of Balak, If Ba 
lak would give me his house full of 
silver and gold, I cannot go beyond 
the word of the Lord my God, to do 
less or more. 

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tar 
ry ye also here this night, that I may 
know what the Lord will say unto 
me more. 

20 And God came unto Balaam at 
night, and said unto him, If the men 
come to call thee, rise up, if thou 
wilt go with them ; but yet the word 
which I shall say unto thee, shalt 
thou speak. 

21 And Balaam rose up in the 
morning, and saddled his ass, and 
went with the princes of Moab. 

22 And God's anger was kindled 



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because he went; and the angel of 
the Lord stood in the way for an 
adversary against him. Now he was 
riding upon his ass, and his two ser 
vants were with him. 

23 And the ass saw the angel of the 
Lord standing in the way, and his 
sword drawn in his hand ; and the 
ass turned aside out of the way, and 
went into the field; and Balaam 
smote the ass, to turn her into the 
way. 

24 But the angel of the Lord stood 
in a path of the vineyards, a wall be 
ing on this side, and a wall on that 
side. 

25 And when the ass saw the an 
gel of the Lord, she thrust herself 
unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's 
foot against the wall ; and he smote 
her again. 

26 And the angel of the Lord went 
further, and stood in a narrow place, 
where was no way to turn either to 
the right hand or to the left. 

27 And when the ass saw the angel 
of the Lord, she fell down under Ba 
laam; and Balaam's anger was kin 
dled, and he smote the ass with a 
staff. 

28 And the Lord opened the mouth 
of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, 
What have I done unto thee, that 
thou hast smitten ine these three 
times ? 

29 And Balaam said unto the ass. 
Because thou hast mocked me; I 
would there were a sword in mine 
hand, for now would I kill thee. 

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, 
Am not I thine ass, upon which thou 
hast ridden ever since I was thine 
unto this day ? was I ever wont to do 
so unto thee ? And he said, Nay. 

31 Then the Lord opened the eyes 
of Balaam, and he saw the angel of 
the Lord standing in the way, and 
his sword drawn in his hand; and 
he bowed down his head, and fell 
flat on his face. 

32 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto him, Wherefore hast thou smit 
ten thine ass these three times ? Be 
hold, I went out to withstand thee, 
because thy way is perverse before 
me. 

33 And the ass saw me, and turned 
from rue these three times ; unless 
she had turned from me, surely now 



also I had slain thee, and saved her 
alive. 

34 And Balaam said unto the an 
gel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I 
knew not that thou stoodest in the 
way against me; now therefore, if 
it displease thee, I will get me back 
again. 

35 And the angel of the Lord said 
unto Balaam, Go with the men ; but 
only the word that I shall speak un 
to thee, that thou shalt speak. So 
Balaam went with the ~ riacej of 
Balak. 

36 And when Balak heard that Ba 
laam was come, he went out to meet 
him unto a city of Moab, which is in 
the border of Arnon, which is in the 
utmost coast. 

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, 
Did I not earnestly send unto thee 
to call thee ? wherefore earnest thou 
not unto me ? am I not able indeed 
to promote thee to honour ? 

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, 
Lo, I am come unto thee ; have I now 
any power at all to say anything ? 
the word that God putteth in uiy 
mouth, that shall I speak. 

39 And Balaam went with Balak, 
and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 

40 And Balak offered oxen and 
sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to 
the princes that were with him. 

41 And it came to pass on the mor 
row, that Balak took Balaam, and 
brought him up into the high places 
of Baal, that thence he might see the 
utmost part of the people. 

CHAPTER XXIII. 

Bahk's sacrifice Balaam's parable. 

AND Balaam said unto Balak, 
Build me here seven altars, 
and prepare me here seven oxen and 
seven rams. 

2 And Balak did as Balaam had 
spoken ; and Balak and Balaam of 
fered on every altar a bullock and a 
ram. 

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, 
Stand by thy burnt offering, and I 
will go ; peradventure the Lord will 
come to meet me ; and whatsoever 
he showeth me I will tell thee. And 
he went to a high place. 

4 And God met Balaam; and he 
said unto him, I have prepared seven 
altars, and I have offered upon every 
altar a bullock and a ram. 



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5 And the Lord put a word in Ba 
laam's mouth, and said, Return unto 
Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 

6 And he returned unto him, and, 
lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, 
and all the princes of Moab. 

7 And he took up his parable, and 
said, Balak the king of Moab hath 
brought me from Aram, out of the 
mountains of the east, saying, Come, 
curse me Jacob, and come, defy Is 
rael. 

8 How shall I curse, whom God 
hath not cursed ? or how shall I defy, 
whom the Lord hath not defied? 

9 For from the top of the rocks I 
Bee him, and from the hills I behold 
him; lo, the people shall dwell alone, 
and shall not be reckoned among the 
nations. 

10 Who can count the dust of Ja 
cob, and the number of the fourth 
part of Israel ? Let me die the death 
of the righteous, and let my last end 
be like his ! 

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, 
What hast thou done unto me ? I 
took thee to curse mine enemies, 
and, behold, thou hast blessed them 
altogether. 

12 And he answered and said, Must 
I not take heed to speak that which 
the Lord hath put in my mouth ? 

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, 
I pray thee, with me unto another 
place, from whence thou mayest see 
them ; thou shalt see but the utmost 
part of them, and shalt not see them 
nil ; and curse me them from thence. 

14 And he brought him into the 
field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, 
and built seven altars, and offered a 
bullock and a ram on every altar. 

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand 
here by thy burnt offering, while I 
meet the Lord yonder. 

16 And the Lord met Balaam, and 
put a word in his mouth, and said, 
Go again unto Balak, and say thus. 

17 And when he came to him, be 
hold, he stood by his burnt offering, 
and the princes of Moab with him. 
And Balak said unto him, What hath 
the Lord spoken ? 

18 And he took up his parable, ana 
said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; heark 
en unto me, thou son of Zippor; 

19 God is not a man, that he should 
lie; neither the son of man, that he 



should repent; hath he said, and shall 
he not do it ? or hath ue apoken, and 
shall he not make it good ? 

20 Behold, I have received com 
mandment to bless; and he hath bless 
ed; and I cannot reverse it. 

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in 
Jacob, neither hath he seen perverse- 
ness in Israel; the Lord his God is 
with him, and the shout of a king is 
among them. 

22 God brought them out of Egypt; 
he hath as it were the strength of a 
unicorn. 

23 Surely there is no enchantment 
against Jacob, neither is there any di 
vination against Israel ; according to 
th.is time it shall be said of Jacob and 
of Israel, What hath God wrought ! 

24 Behold, the people shall rise up 
as a great lion, and lift up himself as 
a young lion ; he shall not lie down 
until he eat of the prey, and drink 
the blood of the slain. 

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, 
Neither curse them at all, nor bless 
them at all. 

26 But Balaam answered and said 
unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, 
All that the Lord speaketh, that I 
must do ? 

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, 
Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee 
unto another place; peradventure it 
will please God that thou mayest curse 
me them from thence. 

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto 
the top of Peor, that looketh toward 
Jeshimon. 

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, 
Build me here seven altars, and pre 
pare me here seven bullocks and sev 
en rams. 

30 And Balak did as Balaam had 
said, and offered a bullock and a ram 
on every altar. 

CHAPTER XXIV. 

Salaam prophesieth Balak dismisseUi him 
Star of Jacob. 

AND when Balaam saw that it 
pleased the Lord to bless Israel, 
he went not, as at other times, to seek 
for enchantments, but he set his face 
toward the wilderness. 

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, 
and he saw Israel abiding in his tents 
according to their tribes; and the 
Spirit of God came upon him. 

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said, Balaam the son of Beor hath 
said, and the man whose eyes are open 
hath said; 

4 He hath said, which heard the 
words of God, which saw the vision 
of the Almighty, falling into a trance, 
but having his eyes open ; 

5 How goodly are thy tents, Ja 
cob, and thy tabernacles, Israel ! 

6 As the valleys are they spread 
forth, as gardens by the river's side, 
as the trees of lignaloes which the 
Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees 
beside the waters. 

7 He shall pour the water out of his 
buckets, and his seed shall be in many 
waters, and his king shall be higher 
than Agag, and his kingdom shall be 
exalted. 

8 God brought him forth out of 
Egypt; he hath as it were the strength 
of a unicorn ; he shall eat up the na 
tions his enemies, and shall break 
their bones, and pierce them through 
with his arrows. 

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, 
and as a great lion ; who shall stir 
him up ? Blessed is he that blesseth 
thee, and cursed is he that curseth 
thee. 

10 And Balak's anger was kindled 
against Balaam, and he smote his 
hands together; and Balak said unto 
Balaam, I called thee to curse mine 
enemies, and, behold, thou hast alto 
gether blessed them these three times. 

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy 
place; I thought to promote thee unto 
great honour; but, lo, the Lord hath 
kept thee back from honour. 

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, 
Spake I not also to thy messengers 
which thou sentest unto me, saying, 

13 If Balak would give me his house 
full of silver and gold, I cannot go 
beyond the commandment of the Lord, 
to do either good or bad of mine own 
mind ; but what the Lord saith, that 
will I speak ? 

14 And now, behold, I go unto my 
people ; come therefore, and I will 
advertise thee what this people shall 
do to thy people in the latter days. 

15 And he took up his parable, and 
said, Balaam the son of Beor, hath 
said, and the man whose eyes are open 
hath said; 

16 He hath said, which heard the 
words of God, and knew the know 



ledge of the Most High, which saw the 
vision of the Almighty, falling into a 
trance, but having his eyes open ; 

17 I shall see him, but not now; I 
shall behold him, but not nigh; there 
shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a 
Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and 
shall smite the corners of Moab, and 
destroy all the children of Sheth. 

18 And Edom shall be a possession, 
Seir also shall be a possession for his 
enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. 

19 Out of Jacob shall come he that 
shall have dominion, and shall de 
stroy him that remaineth of the city. 

20 And when he looked on Amalek, 
he took up his parable, and said, 
Amalek was the first of the nations ; 
but his latter end shall be that he 
perish for ever. 

21 And he looked on the Kenites, 
and took up his parable, and said, 
Strong is thy dwelling-place, and thou 
puttest thy nest in a rock. 

22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be 
wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee 
away captive. 

23 And he took up his parable, and 
said, Alas, who shall live when God 
doeth this ! 

24 And ships shall come from the 
coast of Chittim, and shall afflict As 
shur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also 
shall perish for ever. 

25 And Balaam rose up, and went 
and returned to his place; and Balak 
also went his way. 

CHAPTER XXV. 

Israel commit whoredom and idolatry 
Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. The 
Midianites are to be vexed. 

AND Israel abode in Shittim, and 
the people began to commit 
whoredom with the daughters of 
Moab. 

2 And they called the people unto 
the sacrifices of their gods; and the 
people did eat, and bowed down to 
their gods. 

3 And Israel joined himself unto 
Baal-peor; and the anger of the Lord 
was kindled against Israel. 

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Take all the heads of the people, 
and hang them up before the Lord 
against the sun, that the fierce anger 
of the Lord may be turned away from 
Israel. 

5 And Moses said unto the judges 



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of Israel, Slay ye every one of his 
men that were joined unto Baal- 
peor. 

6 And, behold, one of the children 
of Israel came and brought unto his 
brethren a Midianitish woman in the 
sight of Moses, and in the sight of 
all the congregatiou of the children 
of Israel, who were weeping before 
the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation. 

7 And when Phinehas, the son of 
Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, 
saw it, he rose up from among the 
congregation, and took a javelin in 
his hand ; 

8 And he went after the man of Is 
rael into the tent, and thrust both of 
them through, the man of Israel, and 
the woman through her belly. So 
the plague was stayed from the chil 
dren of Israel. 

9 And those that died in the plague 
were twenty and four thousand. 

10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, 
the son of Aaron the priest, hath 
turned my wrath away from the 
children of Israel, while he was zeal 
ous for my sake among them, that I 
consumed not the children of Israel 
in my jealousy. 

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give 
unto him my covenant of peace ; 

13 And he shall have it, and his 
seed after him, even the covenant of 
an everlasting priesthood ; because 
he was zealous for his God, and made 
an atonement for the children of Is 
rael. 

14 Now the name of the Israelite 
that was slain, even that was slain 
with the Midianitish woman, was 
Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a 
chief house among the Simeonites. 

15 And the name of the Midianitish 
woman that was slain was Cozbi, tho, 
daughter of Zur; he was head over 
a people, and of a chief house in 
Midian. 

16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

17 Vex the Midianites, and smite 
them; 

18 For they vex you with their 
wiles, wherewith they have beguiled 
you in the matter of Peor, and in the 
matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a 



prince of Midian, their sister, which 
was slain in the day of the plague for 
Peor's sake. 

CHAPTER XXVI. 
Israd again numbered The law of infierit- 

ance The families and number of the Le- 

vites. 

AND it came to pass after the 
plague, that the Lord spake 
unto Moses and unto Eleazar the 
son of Aaron the priest, saying, 

2 Take the sum of all the congrega 
tion of the children of Israel, from 
twenty years old and upward, through 
out their fathers' house, all that are 
able to go to war in Israel. 

3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest 
spake with them in the plains of Moab 
by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 

4 Take the sum of the people, from 
twenty years old and upward : as the 
Lord commanded Mosos and the chil 
dren of Israel, which went forth out 
of the land of Egypt. 

5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel; 
the children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of 
whom cometh the family of the Ha- 
nochites ; of Pallu, the family of the 
Palluites ; 

6 Of Hezron, the family of the 
Hezronites ; of Carmi, the family of 
the Carmites. 

7 These are the families of the 
Reubenites; and they that were num 
bered of them were forty and three 
thousand and seven hundred and 
thirty. 

8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. 

9 And the sons of Eliab ; Nemuel, 
and Dathan, and Abiram. This is 
that Dathan and Abiram, which were 
famous in the congregation, who 
strove against Moses and against 
Aaron in the company of Korah, 
when they strove against the Lord ; 

10 And the earth opened her mouth, 
and swallowed them up together with 
Korah, when that company died, what 
time the fire devoured two hundred 
and fifty men; and they became a 
sign. 

11 Notwithstanding the children of 
Korah died not. 

12 The sons of Simeon after their 
families ; of Nemuel, the family of 
the Nemuelites ; of Jamin, the family 
of the Jaminites ; of Jachin, the 
family of the Jachinites ; 

13 Of Zerah, the family of the 



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Zarhites ; of Shaul, the family of the 
Shaulites. 

14 These are the families of the 
Simeonites, twenty and two thousand 
and two hundred. 

15 The children of Gad after their 
families; of Zephon, the family of 
the Zephonites ; of Haggi, the family 
of the Haggites ; of Shuni, the family 
of the Shunites j 

16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oz- 
nites; of Eri, the family of the 
Erites ; 

17 Of Arod, the family of the Arod- 
ites ; of Areli, the family of the Arel- 
ites. 

18 These are the families of the 
children of Gad according to those 
that were numbered of them, forty 
thousand and five hundred. 

19 The sons of Judah were Er and 
Onan ; and Er and Onan died in the 
land of Canaan. 

20 And the sons of Judah after 
their families were; of Shelah, the 
family of the Shelanites; of Pharez, 
the family of the Pharzites ; of Zerah, 
the family of the Zarhites. 

21 And the sons of Pharez were; 
of Hezron, the family of the Hezron- 
ites; of Hamul, the family of the 
Hamulites. 

22 These are the families of Judah 
according to those that were num 
bered of them, three-score and six 
teen thousand and five hundred. 

23 Of the sons of Issachar after 
their families; of Tola, the family 
of the Tolaites ; of Pua, the family 
of the Punites ; 

24 Of Jashub, the family of the 
Jashubites; of Shimron, the family 
of the Shimronites. 

25 These are the families of Issa 
char according to those that were 
numbered of them, three-score and 
four thousand and three hundred. 

26 Of the sons of Zebulun after 
their families ; of Sered, the family 
of the Sardites; of Elon, the family 
of the Elonites ; of Jahleel, the fam 
ily of the Jahleelites. 

27 These are the families of the 
Zebulunites according to those that 
were numbered of them, three-score 
thousand and five hundred. 

28 The sons of Joseph after their 
families were Manasseh and Ephraim. 

29 Of the sons of Manasseh ; of 



Machir, the family of the Machirites ; 
and Machir begat Gilead ; of Gilead 
come the family of the Gileadites. 

30 These ara the sons of Gilead; 
of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezer- 
ites ; of Helek, the family of the He- 
lekites ; 

31 And of Asriel, the family of the 
Asrielites ; and of Shechem, the fam 
ily of the Shechemites ; 

32 And of Shemida, the family of 
the Shemidaites ; and of Hepher, the 
family of the Hepherites. 

33 And Zelophehad the son of He 
pher had no sons, but daughters ; and 
the names of the daughters of Zelo 
phehad were Mahlah, and Noah, 
Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 

34 These are the families of Ma 
nasseh, and those that were num 
bered of them, fifty and two thou 
sand and seven hundred. 

35 These are the sons of Ephraim 
after their families; of Shuthelah, 
the family of the Shuthalhites ; of 
Becher, the family of the Bachrites ; of 
Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 

36 And these are the sons of Shu- 
thelah ; of Eran, the family of the 
Eranites. 

37 These are the families of the 
sons of Ephraim according to those 
that were numbered of them, thirty 
and two thousand and five hundred. 
These are the sons of Joseph after 
their families. 

38 The sons of Benjamin after their 
families ; of Bela, the family of the 
Belaites ; of Ashbel, the family of 
the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family 
of the Ahiramites ; 

39 Of Shupham, the family of the 
Shuphamites ; of Hupham, the family 
of the Huphamites. 

40 And the sons of Bela were Ard 
and Naaman ; of Ard, the family of 
the Ardites; and of Naaman, the 
family of the Naamites. 

41 These are the sons of Benjamin 
after their families; and they that 
were numbered of them were forty 
and five thousand and six hundred. 

42 These are the sons of Dan after 
their families ; of Shuham, the family 
of the Shuhamites. These are the 
families of Dan after their families. 

43 All the families of the Shuham- 
ites, according to those that were 
numbered of them, were three-score 



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and four thousand and four hundred. 

44 Of the children of Asher after 
their families ; of Jimna, the family 
of the Jiinnites ; of Jesui, the family 
of the Jesuites ; of Beri-ah, the family 
of the Beriites. 

45 Of the sons of Beriah ; of Heber, 
the family of the Heberites ; of Mal- 
chiel, the family of the Malchielites. 

i6 And the name of the daughter 
of Asher was Sarah. 

47 These are the families of the 
sons of Asher according to those that 
were numbered of them; who were 
fifty and three thousand and four 
hundred. 

48 Of the sons of Naphtali after 
their families; of Jahzeel, the family 
of the Jahzeelites ; of Guni, the 
family of the Gunites ; 

49 Of Jezer. the family of the Je- 
zerites ; of Shillem, the family of the 
Shillemites. 

50 These are the families of Naph- 
tali according to their families; and 
they that were numbered of them 
were forty and five thousand and four 
hundred. 

51 These were the numbered of the 
children of Israel, six hundred thou 
sand and a thousand seven hundred 
and thirty. 

52 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying. 

53 Unto these the land shall be 
divided for an inheritance according 
to the number of names. 

54 To many thou shalt give the 
more inheritance, and to few thou 
shalt give the less inheritance; to 
every one shall his inheritance be 
given according to those that were 
numbered of him. 

55 Notwithstanding the land shall 
be divided by lot ; accord-ing to the 
names of the tribes of their fathers 
they shall inherit. 

56 According to the lot shall the 
possession thereof be divided between 
many and few. 

57 And these are they that were 
numbered of the Levites after their 
families ; of Gershon, the family of 
the Gershonites ; of Kohath, the 
family of the Kohathites ; of Merari, 
the family of the Merarites. 

58 These are the families of the 
Levites ; the family of the Libnites, 
the family of the Hebronites, the 



family of the Mahlites, the family of 
the Mushites, the family of the 
Korathites. And Kohath begat 
Amram. 

59 And the name of Amram's wife 
was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, 
whom her mother bare to Levi in 
Egypt; and she bare unto Amram, 
Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their 
sister. 

60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab 
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 

61 And Nadab and Abihu died, 
when they offered strange fire before 
the Lord. 

62 And those that were numbered 
of them were twenty and three thou 
sand, all males from a month old 
and upward ; for they were not num 
bered among the children of Israel, 
because there was no inheritance 
given them among the children of 
Israel. 

63 These are they that were num 
bered by Moses and Eleazar the 

friest, who numbered the children of 
sracl in the plains of Moab by Jor 
dan near Jericho. 

64 But among these there was not 
a man of them whom Moses and 
Aaron the priest numbered, when they 
numbered the children of Israel in 
the wilderness of Sinai. 

65 For the Lord had said of them, 
They shall surely die in the wilder 
ness. And there was not left a man 
of them, save Caleb the son of Je- 
phunneh, and Joshua the son of 
Nun. 

CHAPTER XXVII. 

The law of inheritances Joshua, appointed 
to succeed Moses. 

THEN came the daughters of Ze- 
lophehad, the son of Hepher, the 
son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the 
son of Manasseh, of the families of 
Manasseh the son of Joseph ; and 
these are the names of his daughters; 
Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and 
Milcah, and Tirzah. 

2 And they stood before Moses, and 
before Eleazar the priest, and before 
the princes and all the congregation, 
by the door of the tabernacle of the 
congregation, saying, 

3 Our father died in the wilderness, 
and he was not in the company of 
them that gathered themselves to 
gether against the Lord in the com- 



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pany of Korah ; but died in his own 
sin, and had no sons. 

4 Why should the name of our 
father be done away from among his 
family, because he hath no son? 
Give unto us therefore a possession 
among the brethren of our father. 

5 And Moses brought their cause 
before the Lord. 

6 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

7 The daughters of Zelophehad 
speak right ; thou Shalt surely give 
them a possession of an inheritance 
among their father's brethren ; and 
thou shalt cause the inheritance of 
their father to pass unto them. 

8 And thou shalt speak unto the 
children of Israel, saying, If a man 
die, and have no son, then ye shall 
cause his inheritance to pass unto his 
daughter. 

9 And if he have no daughter, then 
ye shall give his inheritance unto his 
brethren. 

10 And if he have no brethren, then 
ye shall give his inheritance unto his 
father's brethren. 

11 And if his father have no bre 
thren, then ye shall give his inherit 
ance unto his kinsman that is next to 
him of his family, and he shall pos 
sess it ; and it shall be unto the chil 
dren of Israel a statute of judgment, 
as the Lord commanded Moses. 

12 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Get thee up into this mount Abarim, 
and see the land which I have given 
unto the children of Israel. 

13 And when thou hast seen it, 
thou also shalt be gathered unto thy 
people, as Aaron thy brother was 
gathered. 

14 For ye rebelled against my com 
mandment in the desert of Zin, in 
the strife of the congregation, to 
sanctify me at the water before their 
eyes ; that is the water of Meribah 
in Kadesh in the wilderness of 
Zin. 

15 And Moses spake unto the Lord, 
saying, 

16 Let the Lord, the God of the 
spirits of all flesh, set a man over the 
congregation, 

17 Which may go out before them, 
and which may go in before them, 
and which may lead them out, and 
which may bring them in ; that the 




congregation of the Lord be not as 
sheep which have no shepherd. 

18 And the Lord said unto Mo 
Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, 
man in whom is the Spirit, and 1 
thine hand upon him ; 

19 And set him before Eleazar 
priest, and before all the congre 
tion ; and give him a charge in th 
sight. 

20 And thou shalt put some of thi 
honour upon him, that all the 
gregation of the children of Isr 
may be obedient. 

21 And he shall stand before Elea 
the priest, who shall ask counsel for 
him after the judgment of Urim 
before the Lord ; at his word shall 
they go out, and at his word they 
shall come in, both he, and all the 
children of Israel with him, even all 
the congregation. 

22 And Moses did as the Lord com 
manded him ; and he took Joshua, 
and set him before Eleazar the priest, 
and before all the congregation j 

23 And he laid his hands upon him, 
and gave him a charge, as the Lord 
commanded by the hand of Moses. 

CHAPTER XXVIII. 
Offerings to be observed. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Command the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, My offering, and 
my bread for my sacrifices made by 
fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall 
ye observe to offer unto me in their 
due season. 

3 And thou shalt say unto them, 
This is the offering made by fire 
which ye shall offer unto the Lord : 
two lambs of the first year without 
spot day by day, for a continual 
burnt offering. 

4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in 
the morning, and the other lamb shalt 
thou offer at even ; 

5 And a tenth part of an ephah of 
flour for a meat offering, mingled 
with the fourth part of a hin of beaten 
oil. 

6 It is a continual burnt offering, 
which was ordained in mount Sinai 
for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made 
by fire unto the Lord. 

7 And the drink offering thereof 
shall be the fourth part of a hin for 
the one lamb ; in the holy place shall 



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thou cause the strong wine to be 
poured unto the Lord for a drink 
offering. 

8 And the other lamb shalt thou 
offer at even ; as the meat offering of 
the morning, and as the drink offering 
thereof, thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice 
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto 
the Lord. 

9 And on the sabbath day two lambs 
of the first year without spot, and 
two tenth deals of flour for a meat 
offering, mingled with oil, and the 
drink offering thereof; 

10 This is the burnt offering of every 
sabbath, beside the continual burnt 
offering, and his drink offering. 

11 And in the beginnings of your 
months ye shall offer a burnt offering 
unto the Lord ; two young bullocks, 
and one ram, seven lambs of the first 
year without spot; 

12 And three tenth deals of flour 
for a meat offering, mingled with oil, 
for one bullock ; and two tenth deals 
of flour for a meat offering, mingled 
with oil, for one ram ; 

13 And a several tenth deal of flour 
mingled with oil for a meat offering 
unto one lamb ; for a burnt offering 
of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by 
fire unto the Lord. 

14 And their drink offerings shall 
be half a hin of wine unto a bullock, 
and the third part of a hin unto a 
ram, and a fourth part of a hin unto 
a lamb ; this is the burnt offering of 
every month throughout the months 
of the year. 

15 And one kid of the goats for a 
sin offering unto the Lord shall be 
offered, beside the continual burnt 
offering, and his drink offering. 

16 And in the fourteenth day of the 
first month is the passover of the 
Lord. 

17 And in the fifteenth day of this 
month is the feast; seven days shall 
unleavened bread be eaten. 

18 In the first day shall be a holy 
convocation ; ye shall do no manner 
of servile work therein : 

19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made 
by fire for a burnt offering unto the 
Lord ; two young bullocks, and one 
ram, and seven lambs of the first 
year ; they shall be unto you without 
blemish. 

20 And their meat offering shall be 



of flour mingled with oil ; three tenth 
deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and 
two tenth deals for a ram ; 

21 A several tenth deal shalt thou 
offer for every lamb, throughout the 
seven lambs ; 

22 And one goat for a sin offering, 
to make an atonement for you. 

23 Ye shall offer these beside the 
burnt offering in the morning, which 
is for a continual burnt offering. 

24 After this manner ye shall offer 
daily, throughout the seven days, the 
meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of 
a sweet savour unto the Lord ; it 
shall be offered beside the continual 
burnt offering, and his drink offer 
ing. 

25 And on the seventh day ye shall 
have a holy convocation ; ye shall do 
no servile work. 

26 Also in the day of the first fruits, 
when ye bring a new meat offering 
unto the Lord, after your weeks be 
out, ye shall have a holy convoca 
tion ; ye shall do no servile work : 

27 But ye shall offer the burnt offer 
ing for a sweet savour unto the Lord ; 
two young bullocks, one ram, seven 
lambs of the first year ; 

28 And their meat offering of flour 
mingled with oil, three tenth deals 
unto one bullock, two tenth deals 
unto one ram, 

29 A several tenth deal unto one 
lamb, throughout the seven lambs ; 

30 And one kid of the goats, to 
make an atonement for you. 

31 Ye shall offer them beside the 
continual burnt offering, and his meat 
offering, (they shall be unto you 
without blemish,) and their drink 
offerings. 

CHAPTER XXIX. 
Offerings to be observed. 

AND in the seventh month, on the 
first day of the month, ye shall 
have a holy convocation ; ye shall do 
no servile work ; it is a day of blow 
ing the trumpets unto you. 

2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering 
for a sweet savour unto the Lord ; one 
young bullock, one ram, and seven 
lambs of the first year without 
blemish ; 

3 And their meat offering shall be 
of flour mingled with oil. three tenth 
deals for a bullock, and two tenth 
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4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, 
throughout the seven lambs ; 

5 And one kid of the goats for a sin 
offering, Jo make an atonement for 
you; 

6 Beside the burnt offering of the 
month, and his meat offering, and 
the daily burnt offering, and his meat 
offering, and their drink offerings, 
according unto their manner, for a 
sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire 
unto the Lord. 

7 And ye shall have on the tenth 
day of this seventh month a holy con 
vocation ; and ye shall afflict your 
souls; ye shall not do any work 
therein ; 

8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering 
unto the Lord for a sweet savour; 
one young bullock, one ram, and 
seven lambs of the first j'ear; they 
shall be unto you without blemish. 

9 And their meat offering shall be 
of flour mingled with oil, three tenth 
deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals 
to one ram, 

10 A several tenth deal for one 
lamb, throughout the seven lambs; 

11 One kid of the goats for a sin 
offering ; beside the sin offering of 
atonement, and the continual burnt 
offering, and the meat offering of it, 
and their drink offerings. 

12 And on the fifteenth day of the 
seventh month ye shall have a holy 
convocation ; ye shall do no servile 
work, and ye shall keep a feast unto 
the Lord seven days ; 

13 And ye shall offer a burnt offer 
ing, a sacrifice made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the Lord; thir 
teen young bullocks, two rams, and 
fourteen lambs of the first year ; they 
shall be without blemish ; 

14 And their meat offering shall be 
of flour mingled with oil, three tenth 
deals unto every bullock of the thir 
teen bullocks, two tenth deals to each 
ram of the two rams, 

15 And a several tenth deal to each 
lamb of the fourteen lambs ; 

16 And one kid of the goats for a 
sin offering; beside the continual 
burnt offering, his meat offering, and 
his drink offering. 

17 And on the second day ye shall 
offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, 
fourteen lambs of the first year with 
out spot; 



18 And their meat offering and 
their drink offerings for the bullocks 
for the rams, and for the lambs, 

be according to their number, aft 
the manner; 

19 And one kid of the goats for 
sin offering; beside the contini 
burnt offering, and the meat offerii 
thereof, and their drink offerings. 

20 And on the third day eleve 
bullocks, two rams, fourteen laml 
of the first year without blemish ; 

21 And their meat cffering 
their drink offerings for the bulk 

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall 
be according to their number, after 
the manner; 

22 And one goat for a sin offering ; 
beside the continual burnt offering, 
and his meat offering, and his drink 
offering. 

23 And on the fourth day ten bul 
locks, two rams, and fourteen lambs 
of the first year without blemish ; 

24 Their meat offering and their 
drink offerings for the bullocks, for 
the rams, and for the lambs, shall be 
according to their number, after the 
manner : 

25 And one kid of the goats for 
a sin offering; beside the continual 
burnt offering, his meat offering., and 
his drink offering. 

26 And on the fifth day nine bul 
locks, two rams, and fourteen lambs 
of the first year without spot ; 

27 And their meat offering and 
their drink offerings for the bullocks, 
for the rams, and for the lambs, shall 
be according to their number, after 
the manner; 

28 And one goat for a sin offering j 
beside the continual burnt offering, 
and his meat offering, and his drink 
offering. 

29 And on the sixth day eight bul 
locks, two rams, and fourteen lambs 
of the first year without blemish ; 

30 And their meat offering and 
their drink offerings for the bullocks, 
for the rams, and for the lambs, shall 
be according to their number, after 
the manner; 

31 And one goat for a sin offering; 
beside the continual burnt offering, 
his meat offering, and his drink of 
fering. 

32 And on the seventh day seven 
bullocks, two rams, and fourteen 



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iambs of the first year without blem 
ish ; 

33 And their meat offering and 
their drink offerings for the bullocks, 
for the rams, and for the lambs, shall 
be according to their number, after 
the manner; 

34 And one goat for a sin offering ; 
beside the continual burnt offering, 
his meat offering, and his drink of 
fering. 

35 On the eighth day ye shall have 
a solemn assembly; ye shall do no 
servile work therein ; 

36 But ye shall offer a burnt of 
fering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a 
sweet savour unto the Lord ; one 
bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the 
first year without blemish ; 

37 Their meat offering and their 
drink offerings for the bullock, for 
the ram, and for the lambs, shall be 
according to their number, after the 
manner; 

38 And one goat for a sin offering ; 
beside the continual burnt offering, 
and his meat offering, and his drink 
offering. 

39 These things ye shall do unto 
the Lord in your set feasts, beside 
your vows, and your free-will offer 
ings, for your burnt offerings, and 
for your meat offerings, and for your 
drink offerings, and for your peace 
offerings. 

40 And Moses told the children of 
Israel according to all that the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

CHAPTER XXX. 

Of vmvs. 

AND Moses spake unto the heads 
of the tribes concerning the 
children of Israel, saying, This is 
the thing which the Lord hath com 
manded. 

2 If a man vow a vow unto the 
Lord, or swear an oath to bind his 
soul with a bond ; he shall not break 
his word, he shall do according to all 
that proceedeth out of his mouth. 

3 If a woman also vow a vow un 
to the Lord, and bind herself by a 
bond, being in her father's house in 
her youth ; 

4 And her father hear her vow, 
and her bond wherewith she hath 
bound her soul, and her father shall 
hold his peace at her; then all her 
vows shall stand, and every bond 



wherewith she hath bound her soul 
shall stand. 

5 But if her father disallow her in 
the day that he heareth, not any of 
her vows, or of her bonds where 
with she hath bound her soul, shall 
stand; and the Lord shall forgive 
her, because her father disallowed her. 

6 And if she had at all a husband, 
when she vowed, or uttered aught out 
of her lips, wherewith she bound her 
soul; 

7 And her husband heard it, and 
held his peace at her in the day that 
he heard it; then her vows shall 
stand, and her bonds wherewith she 
bound her soul shall stand. 

8 But if her husband disallowed 
her on the day that he heard it, then 
he shall make her vow which she 
vowed, and that which she uttered 
with her lips, wherewith she bound 
her soul, of none effect; and the 
Lord shall forgive her. 

9 But every vow of a widow, and 
of her that is divorced, wherewith 
they have bound their souls, shall 
stand against her. 

10 And if she vowed in her hus 
band's house, or bound her soul by 
a bond with an oath ; 

11 And her husband heard it, and 
held his peace at her, and disallow 
ed her not ; then all her vows shall 
stand, and every bond wherewith she 
bound her soul shall stand. 

12 But if her husband hath utterly 
made them void on the day he heard 
them ; then whatsoever proceeded out 
of her lips concerning her vows, or 
concerning the bond of her soul, shall 
not stand ; her husband hath made 
them void ; and the Lord shall for 
give her. 

13 Every vow, and every binding 
oath to afflict the soul, her husband 
may establish it, or her husband may 
make it void. 

14 But if her husband altogether 
hold his peace at her from day to 
day; then he establisheth all her 
vows, or all her bonds, which are 
upon her; he confirineth them, be 
cause he held his peace at her in the 
day that he heard them. 

15 But if he shall any ways make 
them void after that he hath heard 
them; then he shall bear her ini 
quity. 



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16 These are the statutes, which the 
Lord commanded Moses, between a 
man and his wife, between the father 
and his daughter, being yet in her 
youth in her father's house. 

CHAPTER XXXI. 

The Midianites are spoiled, and Balaam 
slain Moses is wroth. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

_ 2 Avenge the children of Israel of 
the Midianites; afterward shalt thou 
be gathered unto thy people. 

3 And Moses spake unto the people, 
saying, Arm some of yourselves unto 
the war, and let them go against the 
Midianites, and avenge the Lord of 
Midian. 

4 Of every tribe a thousand, through 
out all the tribes of Israel, shall ye 
Bend to the war. 

5 So there were delivered out of the 
thousands of Israel, a thousand of 
every tribe, twelve thousand armed 
for war. 

6 And Moses sent them to the war, 
a thousand of every tribe, them and 
Phinehas the son. of Eleazar, the 
priest, to the war, with the holy in 
struments, and the trumpets to blow 
in his hand. 

7 And they warred against the Mid 
ianites, as the Lord commanded Mo 
ses ; and they slew all the males. 

8 And they slew the kings of Mid 
ian, beside the rest of them that were 
slain ; namely, Evi, and Reken, and 
Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings 
of Midian , Balaam also the son of 
Beor they slew with the sword. 

9 And the children of Israel took all 
the women of Midian captives, and 
their little ones, and took the spoil 
of all their cattle, and all their flocks, 
and all their goods. 

10 And they burnt all their cities 
wherein they dwelt, and all their 
goodly castles, with fire. 

11 And they took all the spoil, and 
all the prey, both of men and of 
beasts. 

12 And they brought the captives, 
and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses 
and Eleazar the priest, and unto the 
congregation of the children of Is 
rael, unto the camp at the plains of 
Moab, which are by Jordan near 
Jericho. 

13 And Moses, and Eleazar the 



iry 





priest, and all the princes of the con 
gregation, went forth to meet them 
without the camp. 

14 And Moses was wroth with the 
officers of the host, with the captains 
over thousands, and captains over 
hundreds, which came from the 
battle. 

15 And Moses said unto them, Have 
ye saved all the women alive ? 

16 Behold, these caused the chil 
dren of Israel, through the counsel of 
Balaam, to commit trespass against 
the Lord in the matter of Peor, and 
there was a plague among the con 
gregation of the Lord. 

17 Now therefore kill every male 
among the little ones, and kill every 
woman that hath known man by 1] 
ing with him. 

18 But all the women children, that 
have not known a man by lying with 
him, keep alive for yourselves. 

19 And do ye abide without the 
camp seven days; whosoever hath 
killed any person, and whosoever 
hath touched any slain, purify both 
yourselves and your captives on the 
third day, and on the seventh day. 

20 And purify all your raiment, and 
all that is made of skins, and all work 
of goats' hair, and all things made of 
wood. 

21 And Eleazar the priest said unto 
the men of war which went to the 
battle, This is the ordinance of the 
law which the Lord commanded 
Moses ; 

22 Only the gold, and the silver, 
the brass, the iron, the tin, and the 
lead, 

23 Every thing that may abide the 
fire, ye shall make it go through the 
fire, and it shall be clean ; neverthe 
less it shall be purified with the water 
of separation j and all that abideth 
not the fire ye shall make go through 
the water. 

24 And ye shall wash your clothes 
on the seventh day, and ye shall be 
clean, and afterward ye shall come 
into the camp. 

25 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

26 Take the sum of the prey that 
was taken, both of man and of beast, 
thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the 
chief fathers of the congregation ; 

27 And divide the prey into two 



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parts ; between them that took the 
war upon them, who went out to 
battle, and between all the congre 
gation. 

28 And levy a tribute unto the 
Lord of the men of war which went 
out to battle ; one soul of five hun 
dred, both of the persons, and of the 
beeves, and of the asses, and of the 
sheep; 

29 Take it of their half, and give it 
unto Eleazar the priest, for a heave 
offering of the Lord. 

30 And of the children of Israel's 
half, thou shalt take one portion of 
fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, 
of the asses, and of the flocks, of all 
manner of beasts, and give them 
unto the Levites, which keep the 
charge of the tabernacle of the Lord. 

31 And Moses and Eleazar the 
priest did as the Lord commanded 
Moses. 

32 And the booty, being the rest 
of the prey which the men of war 
had caught, was six hundred thou 
sand and seventy thousand and five 
thousand sheep, 

33 And three-score and twelve thou 
sand beeves, 

34 And three-score and one thousand 
asses, 

35 And thirty and two thousand 
persons in all, of women that had 
not known man by lying with him. 

36 And the half, which was the por 
tion of them that went out to war, 
was in number three hundred thou 
sand and seven and thirty thousand 
and five hundred sheep ; 

37 And the Lord's tribute of the 
sheep was six hundred and three 
score and fifteen. 

38 And the beeves were thirty and 
six thousand; "of which the Lord's 
tribute was three-score and twelve. 

39 And the asses were thirty thou 
sand and five hundred; of which the 
Lord's tribute was three-score and ono. 

40 And the persons were sixteen 
thousand ; of which the Lord's trib 
ute was thirty and two persons. 

41 And Moses gave the tribute, 
which was the Lord's heave offering, 
unto Eleazar the priest, as the Lord 
commanded Moses. 

42 And of the children of Israel's 
half, which Moses divided from the 
men that warred, 

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43 (Now the half that pertained 
unto the congregation was three 
hundred thousand and thirty thou 
sand and seven thousand and five 
hundred sheep, 

44 And thirty and six thousand 
beeves, 

45 And thirty thousand asses and 
five hundred, 

46 And sixteen thousand persons,) 

47 Even of the children of Israel's 
half, Moses took one portion of fifty, 
both of man and of beast, and gave 
them unto the Levites, which kept 
the charge of the tabernacle of the 
Lord ; as the Lord commanded Moses. 

48 And the officers which were over 
thousands of the host, the captains 
of thousands, and captains of hun 
dreds, came near unto Moses ; 

49 And they said unto Moses, Thy 
servants have taken the sum of the 
men of war which are under our 
charge, and there lacketh not one 
man of us. 

50 We have therefore brought an 
oblation for the Lord, what every 
man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, 
chains, and bracelets, rings, ear-rings 
and tablets, to make an atonement 
for our souls before the Lord. 

51 And Moses and Eleazar tin 
priest took the gold of 'them, ever 
all wrought jewels. 

52 And all the gold of the offering 
that they offered up to the Lord, of 
the captains of thousands, and of the 
captains of hundreds, was sixteen 
thousand seven hundred and fifty 
shekels. 

53 (For the men of war had taken 
spoil, every man for himself.) 

54 And Moses and Eleazar the 
priest took the gold of the captains 
of thousands and of hundreds, and 
brought it into the tabernacle of 
the congregation, for a memorial for 
the children of Israel befoie the 
Lord. 

CHAPTER XXXII. 

Moses rcproveth Reuben and Gad They caitr 
quer the land assigned by Moses. 

NOW the children of Reuben and 
the children of Gad had a very 
great multitude of cattle ; and when 
they saw the land of Jazer, and the 
land of Gilead, that, behold, the 
place was a place for cattle ; 
2 The children of Gad and the chil- 



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dren of Reuben came and spake unto 
Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and 
unto the princes of the congregation, 
saying, 

3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, 
and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elea- 
leh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and 
Beon, 

4 Even the country which the Lord 
smote before the congregation of 
Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy 
servants have cattle ; 

5 Wherefore, said they, if we have 
found grace in thy sight, let this 
land be given unto thy servants for 
a possession, and bring us not over 
Jordan. 

6 And Moses said unto the children 
of Gad and to the children of Reu 
ben, Shall your brethren go to war, 
and shall ye sit here ? 

7 And wherefore discourage ye the 
heart of the children of Israel from 
going over into the land which the 
Lord hath given them ? 

8 Thus did your fathers, when I 
sent them from Kadesh-barnea to 
see the land. 

9 For when they went up into the 
valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, 
they discouraged the heart of the 
children of .Israel, that they should 
not go into the land which the Lord 
had given them. 

10 And the Lord's anger was kin 
dled the same time, and he sware, 
saying, 

11 Surety none of the men that 
came up out of Egypt, from twenty 
years old and upward, shall see the 
land which I sware unto Abraham, 
unto Isaac, and unto Jacob ; because 
they have not wholly followed me ; 

12 Save Caleb the son of Jephun- 
neh the Kenezite, and Joshua the 
son of Nun; for they have wholly 
followed the Lord. 

13 And the Lord's anger was kin 
dled against Israel, and he made 
them wander in the wilderness forty 
years, until all the generation, that 
had done evil in the sight of the 
Lord, was consumed. 

14 And, behold, ye are risen up in 
your fathers' stead, an increase of 
sinful men, to augment yet the fierce 
anger of the Lord toward Israel. 

15 For if ye turn away from after 
him, he will yet again leave them 



in the wilderness ; and ye shall de 
stroy all this people. 

16 And they came near unto him, 
and said, We will build sheep-folds 
here for our cattle, and cities for our 
little ones ; 

17 But we ourselves will go ready 
armed before the children of Israel, 
until we have brought them unto 
their place ; and our little ones shall 
dwell in the fenced cities, because of 
the inhabitants of the land. 

18 We will not return unto our 
houses, until the children of Israel 
have inherited every man his inherit 
ance: 

19 For we will not inherit with 
them on yonder side Jordan, or for 
ward ; because our inheritance is 
fallen to us on this side Jordan east 
ward. 

20 And Moses said unto them, If 
ye will do this thing, if ye will go 
armed before the Lord to war, 

21 And will go all of you armed 
over Jordan before the Lord, until 
he hath driven out his enemies from 
before him, 

22 And the land be subdued before 
the Lord; then afterward ye shall 
return, and be guiltless before the 
Lord, and before Israel; and this 
land shall be your possession before 
the Lord. 

23 But if ye will not do so, behold, 
ye have sinned against the Lord ; 
and be sure your sin will find you 
out. 

24 Build you cities for your little 
ones, and folds for your sheep ; and 
do that which hath proceeded out of 
your mouth. 

25 And the children of Gad and the 
children of Reube*n spake unto Mo 
ses, saying, Thy servants will do as 
my lord commandeth. 

26 Our little ones, our wives, our 
flocks, and all our cattle, shall be 
there in the cities of Gilead ; 

27 But thy servants will pass over, 
every man armed for war, before the 
Lord to battle, as my lord saith. 

28 So concerning them Moses com 
manded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua 
the son of Nun, and the chief fathers 
of the tribes of the children of 
Israel; 

29 And Moses said unto them, If 
the children of Gad and the children 



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of Reuben will pass with you over 
Jordan, every man armed to battle, 
before the Lord, and the land shall 
be subdued before you; then ye shall 
give them the land of Gilead for a 
possession ; 

30 But if they will not pass over 
with you armed, they shall have pos 
sessions among you in the land of 
Canaan. % 

31 And the children of Gad and 
the children of Reuben answered, 
saying. As the Lord hath said unto 
thy servants, so will we do. 

32 We will pass over armed before 
the Lord into the land of Canaan, 
that the possession of our inheritance 
on this side Jordan may be ours. 

33 And Moses gave unto them, even 
to the children of Gad, and to the 
children of Reuben, and unto half 
the tribe of Manasseh the son of 
Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king 
of the Amorites, and the kingdom of 
Og king of Bashan, the land, with 
the cities thereof in the coasts, even 
the cities of the country round about. 

34 And the children of Gad built 
Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer. 

35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, 
and Jogbehah, 

36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth- 
haran, fenced cities; and folds for 



37 And the children of Reuben 
built Heshbon, and Blealeh, and 
Kirjathaim, 

38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon, 
(their names being changed,) and 
Shibmah; and gave other names 
unto the cities which they builded. 

39 And the children of Machir the 
son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and 
took it, and dispossessed the Amorite 
which was in it* 

40 And Moses gave Gilead unto 
Machir the son of Manasseh ; and he 
dwelt therein. 

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh 
went and took the small towns thereof, 
and called them Havoth-jair. 

42 And Nobah went and took Ke- 
nath, and the villages thereof, and 
called it Nobah, after his own name. 

CHAPTER XXXIII. 

Two and forty journeys of the Israelites 

The Canaanites to be destroyed. 
milESE are the journeys of the 
JL children of Israel, which went 



forth out of the land of Egypt with 
their armies under the hand of Moses 
and Aaron. 

2 And Moses wrote their goings out 
according to their journeys by the 
commandment of the Lord ; and these 
are their journeys according to their 
goings out. 

3 And they departed from Ramese& 
in the first month, on the fifteenth 
day of the first month ; on the mor 
row after the passover the children 
of Israel went out with a high hand 
in the sight of all the Egyptians. 

4 For the Egyptians buried all their 
first-born, which the Lord had smit 
ten among them ; upon their gods 
also the Lord executed judgments. 

5 And the children of Israel removed 
from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. 

6 And they departed from Succoth, 
and pitched in Etham, which is in 
the edge of the wilderness. 

7 And they removed from Etham, 
and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, 
which is before Baal-zephon ; and 
they pitched before Migdol. 

8 And they departed from before 
Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the 
midst of the sea into the wilderness, 
and went three days' journey in the 
wilderness of Etham, and pitched in 
Marah. 

9 And they removed from Marah, 
and came unto Elim ; and in Elim 
were twelve fountains of water, and 
three-score and ten palm trees ; and 
they pitched there. 

10 And they removed from Elim, 
and encamped by the Red sea. 

11 And they removed from the Red 
sea, and encamped in the wilderness 
of Sin. 

12 And they took their journey out 
of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped 
in Dophkah. 

13 And they departed from Dophkah, 
and encamped in Alush. 

14 And they removed from Alush, 
and encamped at Rephidim, where 
was no water for the people to 
drink. 

15 And they departed from Rephi 
dim, and pitched in the wilderness 
of Sinai. 

16 And they removed from the 
desert of Sinai, and pitched at Ki- 
broth-hattaavah. 

17 And they departed from Ki- 



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broth-hattaavah, and encamped at 
Hazeroth. 

18 And they departed from Haze- 
roth, and pitched in Rithmah. 

19 And they departed from Rith 
mah, and pitched at Rimmon-parez. 

20 And they departed from Rim 
mon-parez, and pitched in Libnah. 

21 And they removed from Libnah, 
and pitched at Rissah. 

22 And they journeyed from Rissah. 
and pitched in Kehelathah. 

23 And they went from Kehelathah, 
and pitched in mount Shapher. 

24 And they removed from mount 
Shapher, and encamped in Haradah. 

25 And they removed from Hara 
dah, and pitched in Makheloth. 

26 And they removed from Mak 
heloth, and encamped at Tahath. 

27 And they departed from Tahath, 
and pitched at Tarah. 

28 And they removed from Tarah, 
and pitched in Mithcah. 

29 And they went from Mithcah, 
and pitched in Hashmonah. 

30 And they departed from Hash 
monah, and encamped at Moseroth. 

31 And they departed from Mose 
roth, and pitched in Bene-jaakan. 

32 And they removed from Bene- 
jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagid- 
gad. 

33 And they went from Hor-hagid- 
gad, and pitched in Jotbathah. 

34 And they removed from Jotba 
thah, and encamped at Ebronah. 

35 And they departed from Ebro 
nah, and encamped at Ezion-gaber. 

36 And they removed from Ezion- 
gaber, and pitched in the wilderness 
of Zin, which is Kadesh. 

37 And they removed from Kadesh, 
and pitched in mount Hor, in the 
edge of the land of Edom. 

38 And Aaron the priest went up 
into mount Hor at the commandment 
of the Lord, and died there, in the 
fortieth year after the children of 
Israel were come out of the land of 
Egypt, in the first day of the fifth 
month. 

39 And Aaron was a hundred and 
twenty and three years old when he 
died in mount Hor. 

40 And king Arad the Canaanite, 
which dwelt in the south in the land 
of Canaan, heard of the coining of 
the children of Israel. 



41 And they departed from mount 
Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah. 

42 And they departed from Zalmo 
nah, and pitched in Punon. 

43 And they departed from Punon, 
and pitched in Oboth. 

44 And they departed from Oboth, 
and pitched in Ije-abarim, in the 
border of Moab. 

45 And* they departed from lim, and 
pitched in Dibon-gad. 

46 And they removed from Dibon- 
gad, and encamped in Almon-dibla- 
thaim. 

47 And they removed from Almon- 
diblathaim, and pitched in the moun 
tains of Abarim, before Nebo. 

48 And they departed from the 
mountains of Abarim, and pitched in 
the plains of Moab by Jordan near 
Jericho. 

49 And they pitched by Jordan, 
from Beth-jesimoth even unto Abel- 
shittim in the plains of Moab. 

50 And the Lord spake unto Moses 
in the plains of Moab by Jordan near 
Jericho, saying, 

51 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When ye are 
passed over Jordan into the land of 
Canaan ; 

52 Then ye shall drive out all the 
inhabitants of the land from before 
you, and destroy all their pictures, 
and destroy all their molten images, 
and quite pluck down all their high 
places; 

53 And ye shall dispossess the in 
habitants of the land, and dwell 
therein j for I have given you the 
land to possess it. 

54 And ye shall divide the land by 
lot for an inheritance among your 
families ; and to the more ye shall 
give the more inheritance, and to the 
fewer ye shall give the less inherit 
ance ; every man's inheritance shall 
be in the place where his lot falleth ; 
according to the tribes of your fathers 
ye shall inherit. 

55 But if ye will not drive out the 
inhabitants of the land from before 
you ; then it shall come to pass, that 
those which ye let remain of them 
shall be pricks in your eyes, and 
thorns in your sides, and shall 
vex you in the land wherein ye 
dwell. 

56 Moreover it shall come to pass, 



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that I shall do unto you, as I thought 
to do unto them. 

CHAPTER XXXIV. 

The borders of the land Tlie men who divide 
the land. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

2 Command the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When ye come 
into the land of Canaan ; (this is the 
land that shall fall unto you for an 
inheritance, even the land of Canaan 
with the coasts thereof;) 

3 Then your south quarter shall be 
from the wilderness of Zin along by 
the coast of Edom, and your south 
border shall be the outmost coast of 
the salt &ea eastward ; 

4 And your border shall turn from 
the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, 
and pass on to Zin ; and the going 
forth thereof shall be from the south 
to Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on 
to Hazar-addar, and pass on to 
Azmon ; 

5 And the border shall fetch a com 
pass from Azmon unto the river of 
Egypt, and the goings out of it shall 
be at the sea. 

6 And as for the western border, ye 
shall even have the great sea for a 
border; this shall be your west 
border. 

7 And this shall be your north bor 
der ; from the great sea ye shall point 
out for you mount Hor ; 

8 From mount Hor ye shall point 
out your border unto the entrance of 
Hamath ; and the goings forth of 
border shall be to Zedad ; 

9 And the border shall go on to 
Ziphron, and the goings out of it 
shall be at Hazar-enan ; this shall be 
your north border. 

10 And ye shaft point your east 
border from Hazar-enan to She- 
pham ; 

11 And the coast shall go down 
from Shepham to Riblah, on the east 
side of Ain ; and the border shall 
descend, and shall reach unto the 
side of the sea of Chinnereth east 
ward ; 

12 And the border shall go down 
to Jordan, and the goings out of it 
Bhall be at the salt sea ; this shall be 
your land with the coasts thereof 
round about. 

13 And Moses commanded the chil- 

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dren of Israel, saying, This is the land 
which ye shall inherit by lot, which 
the Lord commanded to give unto 
the nine tribes, and to the half 
tribe ; 

14 For the tribe of the children of 
Reuben according to the house of their 
fathers, and the tribe of the children 
of Gad according to the house of their 
fathers, have received their inherit 
ance; and half the tribe of Manasseh 
have received their inheritance ; 

15 The two tribes and the half tribe 
have received their inheritance on this 
side Jordan near Jericho eastward, 
toward the sunrising. 

16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

17 These are the names of the men 
which shall divide the land unto you; 
Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son 
of Nun. 

18 And ye shall take one prince of 
every tribe, to divide the land by in 
heritance. 

19 And the names of the men are 
these ; Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb 
the son of Jephunneh. 

20 And of the tribe of the children 
of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Am- 
mihud. 

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad 
the son of Chislon. 

22 And the prince of the tribe of the 
children of Dan, Bukki the son of 
Jogli. 

23 The prince of the children of 
Joseph, for the tribe of the children 
of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of 
Ephod. 

24 And the prince of the tribe of 
the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the 
son of Shiphtan. 

25 And the prince of the tribe of 
the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan 
the son of Parnach. 

26 And the prince of the tribe of 
the children of Issachar, Paltiel the 
son of Azzan. 

27 And the prince of the tribe of 
the children of Asher, Ahihud the son 
of Shelomi. 

28 And the prince of the tribe of 
the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the 
son of Ammihud. 

29 These are they whom the Lord 
commanded to divide the inheritance 
unto the children of Israel in the land 

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CHAPTER XXXV. 



Eight amdfariy cities for the Levites Six of 
them cities of refuge T/ie laws of murder. 

AND the Lord spake unto Moses 
in the plains of Moab by Jordan 
near Jericho, saying, 

2 Command the children of Israel, 
that they give unto the Levites, of 
the inheritance of their possession, 
cities to dwell in ; and ye shall give 
also unto the Levites suburbs for the 
cities round about them. 

3 And the cities shall they have to 
dvyell in ; and the suburbs of them 
shall be for their cattle, and for their 
goods, and for all their beasts. 

4 And the suburbs of the cities, 
which ye shall give unto the Levites, 
shall reach from the wall of the city 
and outward a thousand cubits round 
about. 

5 And ye shall measure from with 
out the city on the east side two thou 
sand cubits, and on the south side 
two thousand cubits, and on the west 
side two thousand cubits, and on the 
north side two thousand cubits ; and 
the city shall be in the midst ; this 
shall be to them the suburbs of the 
cities. 

6 And among the cities which ye 
shall give unto the Levites there shall 
be six cities for refuge, which ye shall 
appoint for the manslayer, that he 
may flee thither; and to them ye shall 
add forty and two cities. 

7 So all the cities which ye shall 
give to the Levites shall be forty and 
eight cities ; them shall ye give with 
their suburbs. 

8 And the cities which ye shall give 
shall be of the possession of the chil 
dren of Israel ; from them that have 
many ye shall give many ; but from 
them that have few ye shall give few ; 
every one shall give of his cities unto 
the Levites according to his inherit 
ance which he inheriteth. 

9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 
saying, 

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, 
and say unto them, When ye be come 
over Jordan into the land of Canaan, 

11 Then ye shall appoint you cities 
to be cities of refuge for you; that the 
slayer may flee thither, which killeth 
any person at unawares. 

12 And they shall be unto you cities 
for refuge from the avenger ; that the 



manslayer die not, until he stand be 
fore the congregation in judgment. 

13 And of these cities which ye shall 
give, six cities shall ye have for re 
fuge. 

14 Ye shall give three cities on this 
side Jordan, and three cities shall ye 
give in the land of Canaan, which 
shall be cities of refuge. 

15 These six cities shall be a re 
fuge, both for the children of Israel, 
and for the stranger, and for the so- 
journer among them; that every one 
that killeth any person unawares may 
flee thither. 

16 And if he smite him with an in 
strument of iron, so that he die, he is 
a murderer ; the murderer shall surely 
be put to death. 

17 And if he smite him with throw 
ing a stone, wherewith he may die, 
and he die, he is a murderer; the 
murderer shall surely be put to death. 

18 Or if he smite him with a hand 
weapon of wood, wherewith he may 
die, and he die, he is a murderer; the 
murderer shall surely be put to death. 

19 The revenger of blood himself 
shall slay the murderer; when he 
meeteth him, he shall slay him. 

20 But if he thrust him of hatred, 
or hurl at him by laying of wait, that 
he die; 

21 Or in enmity smite him with his 
hand, that he die ; he that smote him 
shall surely be put to death; for he is 
a murderer; the revenger of blood 
shall slay the murderer, when he meet 
eth him. 

22 But if he thrust him suddenly 
without enmity, or have cast upon him 
any thing without laying of wait, 

23 Or with any stone, wherewith a 
man may die, seeing him not, and cast 
it upon him, that he die, and was not 
his enemy, neither sought his harm ; 

24 Then the congregation shall judge 
between the slayer and the revenger of 
blood according to these judgments ; 

25 And the congregation shall de 
liver the slayer out of the hand of the 
revenger of blood, and the congrega 
tion shall restore him to the city of 
his refuge, whither he was fled ; and 
he shall abide in it unto the death cf 
the high priest, which was anointed 
with the holy oil. 

26 But if the slayer shall at any 
time come without the border of the 



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ity of his refuge, whither he was fled ; 

27 And the revenger of blood find 
him without the borders of the city 
of his refuge, and the revenger of 
blood kill the slayer ; he shall not be 
guilty of blood ;' 

28 Because he should have remained 
in the city of his refuge until the death 
of the high priest ; but after the death 
of the high priest the slayer shall re 
turn into the land of his possession. 

29 So these things shall be for a stat 
ute of judgment unto you throughout 
your generations in all your dwellings. 

30 Whoso killeth any person, the 
murderer shall be put to death by 
the mouth of witnesses ; but one wit 
ness shall not testify against any per 
son to cause him to die. 

31 Moreover ye shall take no satis 
faction for the life of a murderer, 
which is guilty of death ; but he shall 
be surely put to death. 

32 And ye shall take no satisfaction 
for him that is fled to the city of his 
refuge, that he should come again to 
dwell in the land, until the death of 
the priest. 

33 So ye shall not pollute the land 
wherein ye are ; for blood it defileth 
the land ; and the land cannot be 
cleansed of the blood that is shed 
therein, but by the blood of him that 
shed it. 

34 Defile not therefore the land 
which ye shall inhabit, wherein I 
dwell ; for I the Lord dwell among 
the children of Israel. 

CHAPTER XXXVI. 

The inheritance of daughters secured by 
marrying in their nwntribes The daugh 
ters nf Zelophehad. 

AND the chief fathers of the fami 
lies of the children of Gilead, 
the son of Machir, the son of Ma- 
nasseh, of the families of the sons 
of Joseph, came near, and spake 
before Moses, and before the princes, 
the chief fathers of the children of 
Israel ; 

2 And they said, The Lord com 
manded my lord to give the land for 
an inheritance by lot to the children 
of Israel ; and my lord was command 
ed by the Lord to give the inheritance 
of Zelophehad our brother unto his 
daughters. 

3 And if they be married to any of 
the sons of the other tribes of the 



| children of Israel, then shall their in 
heritance be taken from the inherit 
ance of our fathers, and shall be put 
to the inheritance of the tribe where- 
unto they are received ; so shall it be 
taken from the lot of our inheritance. 

4 And when the jubilee of the chil 
dren of Israel shall be, then shall 
their inheritance be put unto the in 
heritance of the tribe whereunto they 
are received; so shall their inherit 
ance be taken away from the inherit 
ance of the tribe of our fathers. 

5 And Moses commanded the chil 
dren of Israel according to the word 
of the Lord, saying, The tribe of the 
sons of Joseph hath said well. 

6 This is the thing which the Lord 
doth command concerning the daugh 
ters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them 
marry to whom they think best; only 
to the family of the tribe of their 
fathers shall they marry. 

7 So shall not the inheritance of 
the children of Israel remove from 
tribe to tribe; for every one of the 
children of Israel shall keep himself 
to the inheritance of the tribe of his 
fathers. 

8 And every daughter, that pos- 
sesseth an inheritance in any tribe of 
the children of Israel, shall be wife 
unto one of the family of the tribe 
of her father, that the children of 
Israel may enjoy every man the in 
heritance of his fathers. 

9 Neither shall the inheritance re 
move from one tribe to another tribe ; 
but every one of the tribes of the 
children of Israel shall keep himself 
to his own inheritance. 

10 Even as the Lord commanded 
Moses, so did the daughters of Zelo 
phehad ; 

11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hog- 
lah, and Milcah, and Noah, the 
daughters of Zelopbehad, were mar 
ried unto their father's brothers' sons; 

12 And they were married into the 
families of the sons of Manasseh the 
son of Joseph, and their inheritance 
remained in the tribe of the family 
of their father. 

13 These are the commandments 
and the judgments, which the Lord 
commanded, by the hand of Moses, 
unto the children of Israel in the 
plains of Moab by Jordan near Jeri 
cho. 



DEUTERONOMY. 






CHAPTER I. 

Moses's speech. 

fTlHESE be the words which Moses 
J. spake unto all Israel on this side 
Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain 
over against the Red sea, between 
Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and 
Hazeroth, and Dizahab. 

2 (There are eleven days' journey 
from Horeb by the way of mount 
Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) 

3 And it came to pass in the for 
tieth year, in the eleventh month, on 
the first day of the month, that Mo 
ses spake unto the children of Israel, 
according unto all that the Lord had 
given him in commandment unto 
them; 

4 After he had slain Sihon the 
king of the Amorites, which dwelt in 
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, 
which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei ; 

5 On this side Jordan, in the land 
of Moab, began Moses to declare this 
law, saying, 

6 The Lord our God spake unto 
us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt 
long enough in this mount; 

7 Turn you, and take your journey, 
and go to the mount of the Amorites, 
and unto all the places nigh there 
unto, in the plain, in the hills, and in 
the vale, and in the south, and by the 
sea-side, to the land of the Canaan- 
ites, and unto Lebanon, unto the 
great river, the river Euphrates. 

8 Behold, I have set the land be 
fore you ; go in and possess the land 
which the Lord sware unto your fa 
thers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to 
give unto them and to their seed after 
them. 

9 And I spake unto you at that 
time, saying, I am not able to bear 
you myself alone; 

10 The Lord your God hath mul 
tiplied you, and, behold, ye are this 
day as the stars of heaven for mul 
titude. 

11 (The Lord God of your fathers 
make you a thousand times so many 
more as ye are, and bless you, as he 
hath promised you !) 

12 How can I myself alone bear 
your cumbrance, and your burden, and 
your strife ? 

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13 Take you wise men, and un 
derstanding, and known among your 
tribes, and I will make them rulers 
over you. 

14 And ye answered me, and said, 
The thing which thou hast spoken hi 
good for us to do. 

15 So I took the chief of your tribes, 
wise men, and known, and made 
them heads over you, captains over 
thousands, and captains over hun 
dreds, and captains over fifties, and 
captains over tens, and ofiicers among 
your tribes. 

16 And I charged your judges at 
that time, saying, Hear the causes 
between your brethren, and judge 
righteously between every man and 
his brother, and the stranger that is 
with him. 

17 Ye shall not respect persons in 
judgment; but ye shall hear the 
small as well as the great ; ye shall 
not be afraid of the face of man ; for 
the judgment is God's ; and the cause 
that is too hard for you, bring it un 
to me, and I will hear it. 

18 And I commanded you at that 
time all the things which ye should 
do. 

19 And when we departed from Ho 
reb, we went through all that great 
and terrible wilderness, which ye saw 
by the way of the mountain of the 
Amorites, as the Lord our God com 
manded us ; and we came to Kadesh- 
barnea. 

20 And I said unto you, Ye are come 
unto the mountain of the Amorites, 
which the Lord our God doth give 
unto us. 

21 Behold, the Lord thy God hath 
set the land before thee ; go up and 
possess it, as the Lord God of thy 
fathers hath said unto thee ; fear not, 
neither be discouraged. 

22 And ye came near unto me every 
one of you, and said, We will send 
men before us, and they shall search 
us out the land, and bring us word 
again by what way we must go up, 
and into what cities we shall come. 

23 And the saying pleased me well; 
and I took twelve men of you, one 
of a tribe ; 

24 And they turned and went up 



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iato the mountain, and came unto I 
the valley of Eschol, and searched it 
out. 

25 And they took of the fruit of 
the land in their hands, and brought 
it down unto us, and brought us 
word again, and said, It is a good 
land which the Lord our God doth 
give us. 

26 Notwithstanding ye would not 
go up, but rebelled against the com 
mandment of the Lord your God ; 

27 And ye murmured in your tents, 
and said, Because the Lord hated us, 
he hath brought us forth out of the 
land of Egypt, to deliver us into the 
hand ofthe Arnorites, to destroy us. 

28 Whither shall we go up ? our 
brethren have discouraged our heart, 
saying, The people is greater and 
taller than we; the cities are great 
and walled up to heaven ; and more 
over we have seen the sons of the 
Anakim there. 

29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, 
neither be afraid of them. 

30 The Lord your God which goeth 
before you, he shall fight for you, ac 
cording to all that he did for you in 
Egypt before your eyes ; 

31 And in the wilderness, where 
thou hast seen how that the Lord 
thy God bare thee, as a man doth 
bear his son, in all the way that ye 
went, until ye came into this place. 

32 Yet in this thing ye did not be 
lieve the Lord your God, 

33 Who went in the way before you, 
to search you out a place to pitch 
your tents in, in fire by night, to show 
you by what way ye should go, and 
in a cloud by day. 

34 And the Lord heard the voice of 
your words, and was wroth, and sware, 
saying, 

35 Surely there shall not one of 
these men of this evil generation see 
that good land, which I sware to give 
unto your fathers, 

36 Save Caleb the son of Jephun- 
neh ; he sha,ll see it, and to him will 
I give the land that he hath trodden 
upon, and to his children, because he 
hath wholly followed the Lord. 

37 Also the Lord was angry with me 
for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt 
not go in thither. 

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, 

standeth before thee, he shall 



go in thither ; encourage him ; for he 
shall cause Israel to inherit it. 

39 Moreover your little ones, which 
ye said should be a prey, and your 
children, which in that day had no 
knowledge between good and evil, 
they shall go in thither, and unto 
them will I give it, and they shall 
possess it. 

40 But a.s for you, turn you, and 
take your journey into the wilderness 
by the way of the Red sea. 

41 Then ye answered and said unto 
me, We have sinned against the 
Lord, we will go up and fight, ac 
cording to all that the Lord our God 
commanded us. And when ye had 
girded on every man his weapons of 
war, ye were ready to go up into the 
hill. 

42 And the Lord said unto me, Say 
unto them, Go not up, neither fight ; 
for I am not among you ; lest ye be 
smitten before your enemies. 

43 So I spake unto you; and ye 
would not hear, but rebelled against 
the commandment of the Lord, and 
went presumptuously up into the 
hill. 

44 And the Amorites, which dwelt 
in that mountain, came out against 
you, and chased you, as bees do, and 
destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hor- 
mah. 

45 And ye returned and wept before 
the Lord; but the Lord would not 
hearken to your voice, nor give ear 
unto you. 

46 So ye abode in Kadesh many 
days, according unto the days that 
ye abode there. 

CHAPTER II. 

Moses's speech continued. 

fTlHEN we turned, and took our 

1 journey into the wilderness by 
the way of the Red sea, as the Lord 
spake unto me ; and we compassed 
mount Seir many days. 

2 And the Lord spake unto me, 
saying, 

3 Ye have compassed this moun 
tain long enough; turn you north 
ward. 

4 And command thou the people, 
saying, Ye are to pass through the 
coast of your brethren the children 
of Esau, which dwell in Seir ; and 
they shall be afraid of you ; take ye 
good heed unto yourselves therefore : 



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5 Meddle not with them; for I will 
not give you of their land, no, not so 
much as a foot-breadth ; because I 
have given mount Seir unto Esau for 
a possession. 

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for 
money, that ye may eat ; and ye shall 
also buy water of them for money, 
that ye may drink. 

7 For the Lord thy God hath bless 
ed thee in all the works of thy hand ; 
he knoweth thy walking through this 
great wilderness j these forty years 
the Lord thy God hath been with 
thee ; thou hast lacked nothing. 

8 And when we passed by from our 
brethren the children of Esau, which 
dwelt in Seir, through the way of the 
plain from Elath, and from Ezion- 
gaber, we turned and passed by the 
way of the wilderness of Moab. 

9 And the Lord said unto me, Dis 
tress not the Moabites, neither con 
tend with them in battle ; for I will 
not give thee of their land for a pos 
session ; because I have given Ar unto 
the children of Lot for a possession. 

10 The Emim dwelt therein in times 
past, a people great, and many, and 
tall, as the Anakiin : 

11 Which also were accounted giants, 
as the Anakim ; but the Moabites 
call them Emim. 

12 The Horim also dwelt in Seir be- 
foretime : but the children of Esau 
succeeded them, when they had de 
stroyed them from before them, and 
dwelt in their stead; as Israel did 
unto the land of his possession, which 
the Lord gave unto them. 

13 Now rise up, said I, and get you 
over the brook Zered. And we went 
over the brook Zered. 

14 And the space in which we came 
from Kadesh-barnea, until we were 
come over the brook Zered, was thirty 
and eight years; until all the gene 
ration of the men of war were wasted 
out from among the host, as the Lord 
sware unto them. 

15 For indeed the hand of the Lord 
was against them, to destroy them 
from among the host, until they were 
consumed. 

16 So it came to pass, when all the 
men of war were consumed and dead 
from among the people, 

17 That the Lord spake unto me, 
saying, 



18 Thou art to pas* over through 
Ar, the coast of Moab, this day ; 

19 And when thou cotnest nigh "over 
against the children of Ammon, dis 
tress them not, nor meddle with them;; 
for I will not give thee of the land of 
the children of Ammon any posses 
sion ; because I have given it unto 
the children of Lot for a possession. 

20 (That also was accounted a land 
of giants ; giants dwelt therein in 
old time ; and the Ammonites call 
them Zamzummim; 

21 A people great, and many, and 
tall, as the Anakim; but the Lord 
destroyed them before them ; and 
they succeeded them, and dwelt in 
their stead; 

22 As he did to the children of Esau, 
which dwelt in Seir, when he destroy 
ed the Horim from before them ; and 
they succeeded them, and dwelt in 
their stead even unto this day ; 

23 And the Avim which dwelt in 
Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caph- 
torim, which came forth out of Caph- 
tor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their 
stead.) 

24 Rise ye up, take your journey, 
and pass over the river Aruon ; be 
hold, I have given into thine hand 
Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, 
and his land; begin to possess it, 
and contend with him in battle. 

25 This day will I begin to put the 
dread of thee and the fear of thee 
upon the nations that are under the 
whole heaven, who shall hear report 
of thee, and shall tremble, and be in 
anguish because of thee. 

26 And I sent messengers out of 
the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Si 
hon king of Heshbon with words of 
peace, saying, 

27 Let me pass through thy land; 
I will go along by the highway, I 
will neither turn unto the right hand 
nor to the left. 

28 Thou shalt sell me meat for 
money, that I may eat ; and give me 
water for money, that I may drink ; 
only I will pass through on my feet ; 

29 (As the children of Esau which 
dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which 
dwell in Ar, did unto me ;) until I 
shall pass over Jordan into the laud 
which the Lord our God giveth us. 

30 But Sihon king of Heshbon 
would not let us pass by him ; for he 



CHAPTER III. 



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hardened his spirit, and made his 
heart obstinate, that the Lord thy 
God might deliver him into thy hand, 
as he hath done this day. 

31 And the Lord said unto me, Be 
hold, I have begun to give Sihon and 
his land before thee ; begin to possess, 
that thou mayest inherit his land. 

32 Then Sihon came out against us, 
he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 

33 And the Lord our God delivered 
him before us ; and we smote him, 
and his sons, and all his people. 

34 And we took all his cities at that 
time, and utterly destroyed the men, 
and the women, and the little ones, 
of every city, we left none to remain ; 

35 Only the cattle we took for a 
prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of 
the cities which we took. 

36 From Aroer, which is by the 
brink of the river of Arnon, and from 
the city that is by the river, even 
unto Gilead, there was not one city 
too strong for us ; the Lord our God 
delivered all unto us ; 

37 Only unto the land of the chil 
dren of Ammon thou earnest not, nor 
unto any place of the river Jabbok, 
nor unto the cities in the mountains, 
nor unto whatsoever the Lord our 
God forbade us. 

CHAPTER III. 
Moses's speech concluded. 

THEN we turned, and went up the 
way to Bashan ; and Og the king 
of Bashan came out against us, he 
and all his people, to battle at 
Edrei. 

2 And the Lord said unto me, Fear 
him not; for I will deliver him, and 
all his people, and his land, into thy 
hand ; and thou shalt do unto him 
as thou didst unto Sihon king of the 
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. 

3 So the Lord our God delivered 
into our hands Og also, the king of 
Bashan, and all his people ; and we 
smote him until none was left to him 
remaining. 

4 And we took all his cities at that 
time, there was not a city which we 
took not from them, three-score cities, 
all the region of Argob, the kingdom 
of Og in Bashan. 

5 All these cities were fenced with 
high walls, gates, and bars ; beside 
unwalled towns a great many. 

6 And we utterly destroyed them, 



as we did unto Sihon king of Hesh 
bon, utterly destroying the men, wo 
men, and children, of every city. 

7 But all the cattle, and the spoil 
of the cities, we took for a prey to 
ourselves. 

8 And we took at that time out of 
the hand of the two kings of the 
Amorites the land that was on this 
side Jordan, from the river of Arnon 
unto mount Hermon ; 

9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians 
call Sirion ; and the Amorites call it 
Shenir;) 

10 All the cities of the plain, and all 
Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah 
and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of 
Og in Bashan. 

11 For only Og king of Bashan re 
mained of the remnant of giants ; 
behold, his bedstead was a bedstead 
of iron ; is it not in Rabbath of the 
children of Ammon ? nine cubits was 
the length thereof, and four cubits 
the breadth of it, after the cubit of a 
man. 

12 And this land, which we possessed 
at that time, from Aroer, which is by 
the river Arnon, and half mount Gi 
lead, and the cities thereof, gave I 
unto the Reubenites and to the Gad- 
ites. 

13 And the rest of Gilead, and all 
Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, 
gave I unto the half tribe of Manas- 
seh ; all the region of Argob, with all 
Bashan, which was called the land of 
giants. 

14 Jair the son of Manasseh took 
all the country of Argob unto the 
coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; 
and called them after his own name, 
Bashan -havoth-j air, unto this day. 

15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir. 

16 And unto the Reubenites and 
unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead 
even unto the river Arnon half the 
valley, and the border even unto the 
river Jabbok, which is the border of 
the children of Ammon ; 

17 The plain also, and Jordan, and 
the coast thereof, from Chinnereth 
even unto the sea of the plain, even 
the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pisgah 
eastward. 

18 And I commanded you at that 
time,, saying, The Lord your God 
hath given you this land to possess 
it; ye shall pass over armed before 



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your brethren the children of Israel, 
all that are meet for the war. 

19 But your wives, and your little 
ones, and your cattle, (for I know 
that ye have much cattle,) shall abide 
in your cities which I have given you ; 

20 Until the Lord have given rest 
unto your brethren, as well as unto 
you, and until they also possess the 
land which the Lord your God hath 
given them beyond Jordan ; and then 
shall ye return every man unto his 
possession, which I have given you. 

21 And I commanded Joshua at 
that time, saying, Thine eyes have 
seen all that the Lord your God hath 
done unto these two kings ; so shall 
the Lord do unto all the kingdoms 
whither thou passest. 

22 Ye shall not fear them j for the 
Lord your God he shall fight for you. 

23 And I besought the Lord at that 
time, saying, 

24 Lord God, thou hast begun to 
show thy servant thy greatness, and 
thy mighty hand; for what God is 
there in heaven or in earth, that can 
do according to thy works, and ac 
cording to thy might ? 

25 I pray thee, let me go over, and 
see the good land that is beyond 
Jordan, that goodly mountain, and 
Lebanon. 

26 But the Lord was wroth with 
me for your sakes, and would not 
hear me ; and the Lord said unto me, 
Let it suffice thee; speak no more 
unto me of this matter. 

27 Get thee up into the top of Pis- 
gah, and lift up thine eyes westward, 
and northward, and southward, and 
eastward, and behold it with thine 
eyes ; for thou shalt not go over this 
Jordan. 

28 But charge Joshua, and encour 
age him, and strengthen him; for he 
shall go over before this people, and 
he shall cause them to inherit the 
land which thou shalt see. 

29 So we abode in the valley over 
against Beth-peor. 

CHAPTER IV. 
An exhortation to obedience Moses appoint- 

eth the three cities of refuge on that side 

Jordan. 

"VTOW therefore hearken, Israel, 
JL^I unto the statutes and unto the 
judgments, which I teach you, for to 
do them, that ye may live, and go in 



and possess the land which the Lord 
God of your fathers giveth you. 

2 Ye shall not add unto the word 
which 1 command you, neither shall 
ye diminish aught from it, that ye 
may keep the commandments of the 
Lord your God which I command you. 

3 Your eyes have seen what the 
Lord did because of Baal-peor; for 
all the men that followed Baal-peor, 
the Lord thy God hath destroyed 
them from among you. 

4 But ye that did cleave unto the 
Lord your God are alive every one of 
you this day. 

5 Behold, I have taught you stat 
utes and judgments, even as the 
Lord my God commanded me, that 
ye should do so in the land whither 
ye go to possess it. 

6 Keep therefore and do them; for 
this is your wisdom and your under 
standing in the sight of the nations, 
which shall hear all these statutes, 
and say, Surely this great nation is a 
wise and understanding people. 

7 For what nation is there so great, 
who hath God so nigh unto them, as 
the Lord our God is in all things that 
we call upon him for ? 

8 And what nation is there so great, 
that hath statutes and judgments so 
righteous as all this law, which I 
set before you this day ? 

9 Only take heed to thyself, and 
keep thy soul diligently, lest thou 
forget the things which thine eyes 
have seen, and lest they depart from 
thy heart all the days of thy life ; but 
teach them thy sons, and thy sons' 
sons. 

10 Specially the day that thou 
stoodest before the Lord thy God in 
Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, 
Gather me the people together, and I 
will make them hear my words, that 
they may learn to fear me all the 
days that they shall live upon the 
earth, and that they may teach their 
children. 

11 And ye came near and stood 
under the mountain ; and the moun 
tain burned with fire unto the midst 
of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and 
thick darkness. 

12 And the Lord spake unto you 
out of the midst of the fire ; ye heard 
the voice of the words, but saw no 
similitude ; only ye heard a voice. 



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13 And he declared unto you his 
covenant, which he commanded you 
to perform, even ten commandments ; 
and he wrote them upon two tables 
of stone. 

14 And the Lord commanded me 
at that time to teach you statutes 
and judgments, that ye might do 
them in the land whither ye go over 
to possess it. 

15 Take ye therefore good heed 
unto yourselves ; for ye saw no man 
ner of similitude on the day that the 
Lord spake unto you in Horeb out of 
the midst of the fire ; 

16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and 
make you a graven image, the simili 
tude of any figure, the likeness of 
male or female, 

17 The likeness of any beast that 
is on the earth, the likeness of any 
winged fowl that flieth in the air, 

18 The likeness of any thing that 
creepeth on the ground, the likeness 
of any fish that is in the waters be 
neath the earth ; 

19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes 
unto heaven, and when thou seest 
the sun, and the moon, and the stars, 
even all the host of heaven, shouldest 
be driven to worship them, and serve 
them, which the Lord thy God hath 
divided unto all nations under the 
whole heaven. 

20 But the Lord hath taken you, 
and brought you forth out of the iron 
furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto 
him a people of inheritance, as ye 
are this day. 

21 Furthermore the Lord was angry 
with me for your sakes, and sware 
that I should not go over Jordan, 
and that I should not go in unto that 
good land, which the Lord thy God 
giveth thee for an inheritance ; 

22 But I must die in this land, I 
must not go over Jordan ; but ye 
shall go over, and possess that good 
land. 

23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest 
ye forget the covenant of the Lord 
your God, which he made with you, 
and make you a graven image, or 
the likeness of any thing, which the 
Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. 

24 For the Lord thy God is a con 
suming fire, even a jealous God. 

25 When thou shalt beget children, 
and children's children, and ye shall 

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have remained long in the land, and 
shall corrupt yourselves, and make 
a graven image, or the likeness of 
any thing, and shall do evil in the 
sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke 
him to anger; 

26 I call heaven and earth to wit 
ness against you this day, that ye 
shall soon utterly perish from off the 
land whereunto ye go over Jordan to 
possess it; ye shall not prolong your 
days upon it, but shall utterly be de 
stroyed. 

27 And the Lord shall scatter you 
among the nations, and ye shall be 
left few in number among the hea 
then, whither the Lord shall lead 
you. 

28 And there ye shall serve gods, 
the work of men's hands, wood and 
stone, which neither see, nor hear, 
nor eat, nor srnell. 

29 But if from thence thou shalt 
seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt 
find him, if thou seek him with all 
thy heart and with all thy soul. 

30 When thou art in tribulation, 
and all these things are come upon 
thee, 'even in the latter days, if thou 
turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt 
be obedient unto his voice; 

31 (For the Lord thy God is a merci 
ful God;) he will not forsake thee, 
neither destroy thee, nor forget the 
the covenant of thy fathers, which he 
sware unto them. 

32 For ask now of the days that 
are past, which were before thee, 
since the day that God created man 
upon the earth, and ask from the 
one side of heaven unto the other, 
whether there hath been any such 
thing as this great thing is, or hath 
been heard like it ? 

33 Did ever people hear the voice 
of God speaking out of the midst of 
the fire, as thou hast heard, and 
live? 

34 Or hath God assayed to go and 
take him a nation from the midst of 
another nation, by temptations, by 
signs, and by wonders, and by war, 
and by a mighty hand, and by a 
stretched-out arm, and by great ter 
rors, according to all that the Lord 
your God did for you in Egypt be 
fore your eyes ? 

35 Unto thee it was showed, that 
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is God; there is none else beside 
him. 

36 Out of heaven he made thee to 
hear his voice, that he might instruct 
thee j and upon earth he showed 
thee his great fire ; and thou heardest 
his words out of the midst of the fire. 

37 And because he loved thy fathers, 
therefore he chose their seed after 
them, and brought thee out in his 
sight with his mighty power out of 

Egypt; 

38 To drive out nations from before 
thee greater and mightier than thou 
art, to bring thee in, to give thee 
their land for an inheritance, as it is 
this day. 

39 Know therefore this day, and 
consider it in thine heart, that the 
Lord he is God in heaven above, and 
upon the earth beneath j there is 
none else. 

40 Thou shalt keep therefore his 
statutes, and his commandments, 
which I command thee this day, that 
it may go well with thee, and with 
thy children after thee, and that thou 
inayest prolong thy days upon the 
earth, which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee, for ever. 

41 Then Moses severed three cities 
on this side Jordan toward the sun- 
rising ; 

42 That the slayer might flee thither, 
which should kill his neighbour 
unawares, and hated him not in times 
past ; and that fleeing unto one of 
these cities he might live ; 

43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, 
in the plain country, of the Reuben- 
ites ; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the 
Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of 
the Manassites. 

44 And this is the law which Moses 
set before the children of Israel ; 

45 These are the testimonies, and 
the statutes, and the judgments, 
which Moses spake unto the children 
of Israel, after they came forth out of 
Egypt, 

46 On this side Jordan, in the valley 
over against Beth-peor, in the land 
of Sihon king of the Amorites, who 
dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and 
the children of Israel smote, after 
they were come forth out of Egypt ; 

47 And they possessed his land, and 
the land of Og king of Bashan, two 
kings o c the Amorites, which were on 



this side Jordan toward the sun- 
rising; 

48 From Aroer, which is by the 
bank of the river Arnon, even unto 
mount Sion, which is Hermon, 

49 And all the plain on this side 
Jordan eastward, even unto the sea 
of the plain, under the springs of 
Pisgah. 

CHAPTER V. 

The covenant in Horeb The ten command* 
ments Moses receiveth the law. 

AND Moses called all Israel, and 
said unto them, Hear, Israel, 
the statutes and judgments which I 
speak in your ears this day, that ye 
may learn them, and keep and do 
them. 

2 The Lord our God made a cov 
enant with us in Horeb. 

3 The Lord made not this covenant 
with our fathers, but with us, even 
us, who are all of us here alive this 
day. 

4 The Lord talked with you face to 
face in the mount out of the midst 
of the fire, 

5 (I stood between the Lord and 
you at that time, to show you the 
word of the Lord ; for ye were afraid 
by reason of the fire, and went not 
up into the mount,) saying, 

6 I am the Lord thy God, which 
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 
from the house of bondage. 

7 Thou shalt have none other gods 
before me. 

8 Thou shalt not make thee any 
graven image, or any likeness of any 
thing that is in heaven above, or that 
is in the earth beneath, or that is in 
the waters beneath the earth ; 

9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself 
unto them, nor serve them ; for I the 
Lord thy God am a jealous God, 
visiting the iniquity of the fathers 
upon the children unto the third and 
fourth generation of them that hate 
me, 

10 And showing mercy unto thou 
sands of them that love me and keep 
my commandments. 

11 Thou shalt not take the name of 
the Lord thy God in vain ; for the 
Lord will not hold him guiltless that 
taketh his name in vain. 

12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify 
it, as the Lord thy God hath com 
manded thee. 



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13 Six days tliou shalt labour, and 
do all thy work ; 

14 But the seventh day is the sab 
bath of the Lord thy God ; in it thou 
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy 
son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man 
servant, nor thy maid servant, nor 
thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of 
thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is 
within thy gates ; that thy man ser 
vant and thy maid servant may rest 
as well as thou. 

15 And remember that thou wast a 
servant in the land of Egypt, and 
that the Lord thy God brought thee 
out thence through a mighty hand 
and by a stretched-out arm ; there 
fore the Lord thy God commanded 
thee to keep the sabbath day. 

16 Honour thy father and thy 
mother, as the Lord thy God hath 
commanded thee ; that thy days may 
be prolonged, and that it may go well 
with thee, in the land which the Lord 
thy God giveth thee. 

17 Thou shalt not kill. 

18 Neither shalt thou commit adul 
tery. 

19 Neither shalt thou steal. 

20 Neither shalt thou bear false 
witness against thy neighbour. 

21 Neither shalt thou desire thy 
neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou 
covet thy neighbour's house, his field, 
or his man servant, or his maid ser 
vant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing 
that is thy neighbour's. 

22 These words the Lord spake unto 
all your assembly in the mount out 
of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, 
and of the thick darkness, with a 
great voice; and he added no more. 
And he wrote them in two tables of 
etone, and delivered them unto me. 

23 And it came to pass, when ye 
heard the voice out of the midst of 
the darkness, (for the mountain did 
burn with fire,) that ye came near 
unto me, even all the heads of your 
tribes, and your elders ; 

24 And ye said, Behold, the Lord 
our God hath showed us his glory 
and his greatness, and we have heard 
his voice out of the midst of the fire ; 
we have seen this day that God 
doth talk with man, and he liveth. 

25 Now therefore why should we 
die ? for this great fire will consume 
us ; if we hear the voice of the Lord 



our God any more, then we shall 
die. 

26 For who is there of all flesh, that 
hath heard the voice of the living 
God speaking out of the midst of the 
fire, as we have, and lived ? 

27 Go thou near, and hear all that 
the Lord our God shall say; and 
speak thou unto us all that the Lord 
our God shall speak unto thee ; and 
we will hear it, and do it. 

28 And the Lord heard the voice of 
your words, when ye spake unto me ; 
and the Lord said unto me, I have 
heard the voice of the words of this 
people, which they have spoken unto 
thee; they have well said all that 
they have spoken. 

29 Oh that there were such a heart 
in them, that they would fear me, and 
keep all my commandments always, 
that it might be well with them, and 
with their children for ever ! 

30 Go say to them, Get you into 
your tents again. 

31 But as for thee, stand thou here 
by me, and I will speak unto thee all 
the commandments, and the statutes, 
and the judgments, which thou shalt 
teach them, that they may do them 
in the land which I give them to pos 
sess it. 

32 Ye shall observe to do therefore 
as the Lord your God hath- com 
manded you ; ye shall not turn aside 
to the right hand or to the left. 

33 Ye shall walk in all the ways 
which the Lord your God hath com 
manded you, that ye may live, and 
that it may be well with you, and 
that ye may prolong your days in the 
land which ye shall possess. 

CHAPTER VI. 

The end of the, law is obedience An exhor 
tation thereto. 

NOW these are the command 
ments, the statutes, and the 
judgments, which the Lord your 
God commanded to teach you, that 
ye might do them in the land whither 
ye go to possess it ; 

2 That thou mightest fear the Lord 
thy God, to keep all his statutes and 
his commandments, which I com 
mand thee, thou, and thy son, and 
thy son's son, all the days of thy 
life ; and that thy days may be pro 
longed. 

3 Hear therefore, Israel, and 



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observe to do it ; that it may be well 
with thee, and that ye may increase 
mightily, as the Lord God of thy fa 
thers hath promised thee, in the land 
that floweth with milk and honey. 

4 Hear, Israel; The Lord our 
God is one Lord : 

5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy 
God with all thine heart, and with 
all thy soul, and with all thy might. 

6 And these words, which I com 
mand thee this day, shall be in thine 
heart; 

7 And thou shalt teach them dili 
gently unto thy children, and shalt 
talk of them when thou sittest in 
thine house, and when thou walkest 
by the way, and when thou liest 
down, and when thou risest up. 

8 And thou shalt bind them for a 
sign upon thine hand, and they shall 
be as frontlets between thine eyes. 

9 And thou shalt write them upon 
the posts of thy house, and on thy 
gates. 

10 And it shall be, when the Lord 
thy God shall have brought thee into 
the land which he sware unto thy 
fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to 
Jacob, to give thee great and goodly 
cities, which thou buildedst not, 

11 And houses full of all good 
things, which thou filledst not, and 
wells digged, which thou diggedst 
not, vineyards and olive-trees, which 
thou plantedst not; when thou shalt 
have eaten and be full ; 

12 Then beware lest thou forget 
the Lord, which brought thee forth 
out of the land of Egypt, from the 
house of bondage. 

13 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy 
God, and serve him, and shalt swear 
by his name. 

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, 
of the gods of the people which are 
round about you ; 

15 (For the Lord thy God is a jeal 
ous God among you ;) lest the anger 
of the Lord thy God be kindled 
against thee, and destroy thee from 
off the face of the earth. 

16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord 
your God, as ye tempted him in 
Massah. 

17 Ye shall diligently keep the com 
mandments of the Lord your God, 
and his testimonies, and his statutes, 
which he hath commanded thee. 



IS And thou shalt do that which is 
right and good in the sight of the 
Lord ; that it may be well with thee, 
and that thou mayest go in and pos 
sess the good land which the Lord 
sware unto thy fathers, 

19 To east out all thine enemies 
from before thee, as the Lord hath 
spoken. 

20 And when thy son asketh thee 
in time to come, saying, What mean 
the testimonies, and the statutes, and 
the judgments, which the Lord our 
God hath commanded you ? 

21 Then thou shalt say unto thy 
son, We were Pharaoh's bond men in 
Egypt; and the Lord brought us out 



ugypt; 

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Igypt with a mighty hand ; 

22 And the Lord showed signs 
and wonders, great and sore, upon 
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all 
his household, before our eyes ; 

23 And he brought us out from 
thence, that he might bring us in, to 
give us the land which he sware unto 
our fathers. 

24 And the Lord commanded us 
to do all these statutes, to fear the 
Lord our God, for our good always, 
that he might preserve us alive, as it 
is at this day. 

25 And it shall be our righteous 
ness, if we observe to do all these 
commandments before the Lord our 
God, as he hath commanded us. 

CHAPTER VII. 
All communion with the nations forbidden. 

WHEN the Lord thy God shall 
bring thee into the land whither 
thou goest to possess it, and hath cast 
out many nations before thee, the 
Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the 
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the 
Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the 
Jebusites, seven nations greater and 
mightier than thou; 

2 And when the Lord thy God 
shall deliver them before thee ; thou 
shalt smite them, and utterly destroy 
them ; thou shalt make no covenant 
with them, nor show mercy unto 
them ; 

3 Neither shalt thou make mar 
riages with them ; thy daughter thou 
shalt not give unto his son, nor his 
daughter shalt thou take unto thy 
son. 

4 For they will turn away thy son 
from following me, that they may 



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serve other gods ; so will the anger 
of the Lord be kindled against you, 
and destroy thee suddenly. 

5 But thus shall ye deal with them; 
ye shall destroy their altars, and break 
down their images, and cut down 
their groves, and burn their graven 
images with fire. 

6 For thou art a holy people unto 
the Lord thy God ; the Lord thy God 
hath chosen thee to be a special peo 
ple unto himself, above all people that 
are upon the face of the earth. 

7 The Lord did not set his love 
upon you, nor choose you, because 
ye were more in number than any 
people ; for ye were the fewest of all 
people ; 

8 But because the Lord loved you, 
and because he would keep the oath 
which he had sworn unto your fa 
thers, hath the Lord brought you out 
with a mighty hand, and redeemed 
you out of the house of bond men, 
from the hand of Pharaoh king of 
Egypt, 

9 Know therefore that the Lord thy 
God, he is God, the faithful God, 
which keepeth covenant and mercy 
with them that love him and keep 
his commandments to a thousand ge 
nerations ; 

10 And repayeth them that hate 
him to their face, to destroy them ; he 
will not be slack to him that hateth 
him, he will repay him to his face. 

11 Thou shalt therefore keep the 
commandments, and the statutes, and 
the judgments, which I command 
thee this day, to do them. 

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, 
if ye hearken to these judgments, 
and keep and do them, that the Lord 
thy God shall keep unto thee the co 
venant and the mercy which lie sware 
unto thy fathers ; 

13 And he will love thee, and bless 
thee, and multiply thee ; he will also 
bless the fruit of thy womb, and the 
fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy 
wine, and thine oil, the increase of 
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, 
in the land which he sware unto thy 
fathers to give thee. 

14 Thou shalt be blessed above all 
people ; there shall not be male or fe 
male barren among you, or among 
your cattle. 

15 And the Lord will take away 



from thee all sickness, and will put 
none of the evil diseases of Egypt, 
which thou knowest, upon thee ; but 
will lay them upon all them that hate 
thee. 

16 And thou shalt consume all the 
people which the Lord thy God shall 
deliver thee ; thine eye shall have no 
pity upon them ; neither shalt thou 
serve their gods ; for that will be a 
snare unto thee. 

17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, 
These nations are more than I ; how 
can I dispossess them ? 

18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them ; 
but shalt well remember what the 
Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and 
unto all Egypt ; 

19 The great temptations which 
thine eyes saw, and the signs, and 
the wonders, and the mighty hand, 
and the stretched-out arm, whereby 
the Lord thy God brought thee out; 
so shall the Lord thy God do unto 
all the people of whom thou art 
afraid. 

20 Moreover the Lord thy God wiU 
send the hornet among them, until 
they that are left, and hide them 
selves from thee, be destroyed. 

21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at 
them ; for the Lord thy God is 
among you, a mighty God and ter 
rible. 

22 And the Lord thy God will put 
out those nations before thee by little 
and little : thou mayest not consume 
them at once, lest the beasts of the 
field increase upon thee. 

23 But the Lord thy God shall de 
liver them unto thee, and shall de 
stroy them with a mighty destruction, 
until they be destroyed. 

24 And he shall deliver their kings 
into thine hand, and thou shalt de 
stroy their name from under heaven ; 
there shall no man be able to stand 
before thee, until thou have destroyed 
them. 

25 The graven images of their gods 
shall ye burn with fire ; thou shalt 
not desire the silver or gold that is 
on them, nor take it unto thee, lest 
thou be snared therein; for it is 
an abomination to the Lord thy 
God. 

26 Neither shalt thou bring an 
abomination into thine house, lest 
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thou shall utterly detest it, and thou 
shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a 
cursed thing. 

CHAPTER VIII. 
An exhortation to obedience. 

ALL the commandments which I 
command thee this day shall ye 
observe to do, that ye may live, and 
multiply, and go in and possess the 
land which the Lord sware unto your 
fathers. 

2 And thou shalt remember all the 
way which the Lord thy God led thee 
these forty years in the wilderness, to 
humble thee, and to prove thee, to 
know what was in thine heart, whether 
thou wouldest keep his command 
ments, or no. 

3 And he humbled thee, and suffered 
thee to hunger, and fed thee with 
manna, which thou knewest not, nei 
ther did thy fathers know ; that he 
might make thee know that man 
doth not live by bread only, but by 
every word that proceedeth out of 
the mouth of the Lord doth man 
live. 

4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon 
thee, neither did thy foot swell, these 
forty years. 

5 Thou shalt also consider in thine 
heart, that, as a man chasteneth his 
son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth 
thee. 

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the 
commandments of the Lord thy God, 
to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 

7 For the Lord thy God bringeth 
thee into a good land, a land of brooks 
of water, of fountains and depths that 
spring out of valleys and hills ; 

8 A land of wheat, and barley, and 
vines, and fig trees, and pomegra 
nates ; a land of oil olive, and honey ; 

9 A land wherein thou shalt eat 
bread without scarceness, thou shalt 
not lack any thing in it; a land 
whose stones are iron, and out of 
whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 

10 When thou hast eaten and art 
full, then thou shalt bless the Lord 
thy God for the good land which he 
hath given thee. 

11 Beware that thou forget not the 
Lord thy God, in not keeping his 
commandments, and his judgments, 
and his statutes, which I command 
thee this day j 

12 Lest when thou hast eaten and 



art full, and hast built goodly houses, 
and dwelt therein ; 

13 And when thy herds and thy 
flocks multiply, and thy silver and 
thy gold is multiplied, and all that 
thou hast is multiplied ; 

14 Then thine heart be lifted up, 
and thou forget the Lord thy God, 
which brought thee forth out of the 
land of Egypt, from the house of 
bondage ; 

15 Who led thee through that great 
and terrible wilderness, wherein were 
fiery serpents, and scorpions, and 
drought, where there was no water ; 
who brought thee forth water out of 
the rock of flint ; 

16 Who fed thee in the wilderness 
with manna, which thy fathers knew 
not, that he might humble thee, and 
that he might prove thee, to do thee 
good at thy latter end ; 

17 And thou say in thine heart, My 
power and the might of mine hand 
hath gotten me this wealth. 

18 But thou shalt remember the 
Lord thy God ; for it is he that giv- 
eth thee power to get wealth, that he 
may establish his covenant which he 
sware unto thy fathers, as it is this 
day. 

19 And it shall be, if thou do at all 
forget the Lord thy God, and walk 
after other gods and serve them, 
and worship them, I testify against 
you this day that ye shall surely 
perish. 

20 As the nations which the Lord 
destroyeth before your face, so shall 
ye perish ; because ye would not be 
obedient unto the voice of the Lord 
your God. 

CHAPTER IX. 
Moses rehearseth their rebellions. 

HEAR, Israel; Thou art to pass 
over Jordan this day, to go in to 
possess nations greater and mightier 
than thyself, cities great and fenced 
up to heaven, 

2 A people great and tall, the chil 
dren of the Anakim, whom thou 
knowest, and of whom thou hast 
heard say, Who can stand before 
the children of Anak ! 

3 Understand therefore this day, 
that the Lord thy God is he which 
goeth over before thee; as a con 
suming fire he shall destroy them, 
and he shall bring them down before 



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thy face ; so shalt thou drive them 
out, and destroy them quickly, as the 
Lord hath said unto thee. 

4 Speak not thou in thine heart,, 
after that the Lord thy God hath 
cast them out from before thee, say 
ing, For my righteousness the Lord 
hath brought me in to possess this 
land ; but for the wickedness of these 
nations the Lord doth drive them out 
from before thee. 

5 Not for thy righteousness, or for 
the uprightness of thine heart, dost 
thou go to possess their land; but 
for the wickedness of these nations 
the Lord thy God doth drive them 
out from before thee, and that he 
may perform the word which the 
Lord sware unto thy fathers, Abra 
ham, Isaac, and Jacob. 

6 Understand therefore, that the 
Lord thy God giveth thee not this 
good land to possess it for thy right 
eousness; for thou art a stiff-necked 
people. 

7 Remember, and forget not, how 
thou provokedst the Lord thy God to 
wrath in the wilderness; from the 
day that thou didst depart out of the 
land of Egypt, until ye came unto 
this place ye have been rebellious 
against the Lord. 

8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the 
Lord to wrath, so that the Lord was 
angry with you to have destroyed you. 

9 When I was gone up into the 
mount to receive the tables of stone, 
even the tables of the covenant which 
the Lord made with you, then I abode 
in the mount forty days and forty 
nights ; I neither did eat bread nor 
drink water ; 

10 And the Lord delivered unto me 
two tables of stone written with the 
finger of God ; and on them was writ 
ten according to all the words which 
the Lord spake with you in the 
mount, out of the midst of the fire, in 
the day of the assembly. 

11 And it came to pass at the end 
of forty days and forty nights, that 
the Lord gave me the two tables of 
stone, even the tables of the cove 
nant. 

12 And the Lord said unto me, 
Arise, get thee down quickly from 
hence; for thy people which thou 
hast brought forth out of Egypt have 
corrupted themselves ; they are quick 



ly turned aside out of the way which 
I commanded them; they have made 
them a molten image. 

13 Furthermore the Lord spake 
unto me, saying, I have seen this 
people, and, behold, it is a stiff- 
necked people. 

14 Let me alone, that I may destroy 
them, and blot out their name from 
under heaven ; and I will make of 
thee a nation mightier and greater 
than they. 

15 So T turned and came down 
from the mount, and the mount 
burned with fire ; and the two tables 
of the covenant were in my two 
hands. 

16 And I looked, and, behold, ye 
had sinned against the Lord your 
God, and had made you a molten 
calf; ye had turned aside quickly out 
of the way which the Lord had com 
manded you. 

17 And I took the two tables, and 
cast them out of my two hands, and 
brake them before your eyes. 

18 And I fell down before the Lord, 
as at the first, forty days and forty 
nights : I did neither eat bread nor 
drink water, because of all your sins 
which ye sinned, in doing wickedly 
in the sight of the Lord, to provoke 
him to anger. 

19 For I was afraid of the anger 
and hot displeasure, wherewith the 
Lord was wroth against you to de 
stroy you. But the Lord hearkened 
unto me at that time also. 

20 And the Lord was very angry 
with Aaron to have destroyed him j 
and I prayed for Aaron also the same 
time. 

21 And I took your sin, the calf 
which ye had made, and burnt it 
with fire, and stamped it, and ground 
it very small, even until it was as 
small as dust; and I cast the dust 
thereof into the brook that descended 
out of the mount. 

22 And at Taberah, and at Mas- 
sah, and at Kibroth-hattasivah, ye 
provoked the Lord to wrath. 

23 Likewise when the Lord sent 
you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go 
up and possess the land which I have 
given you; then ye rebelled against 
the commandment of the Lord your 
God, and ye believed him not, nor 
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24 Ye have been rebellious against 
the Lord from the day that I knew 
you. 

25 Thus I fell down before the 
Lord forty days and forty nights, as 
I fell down at the first ; because the 
Lord had said he would destroy 
you. 

26 I prayed therefore unto the 
Lord, and said, Lord God, de 
stroy not thy people and thine in 
heritance, which thou hast redeemed 
through thy greatness, which thou 
hast brought forth out of Egypt with 
a mighty hand. 

27 Remember thy servants, Abra 
ham, Isaae, and Jacob ; look not un 
to the stubborness of this people, nor 
to their wickedness, nor to their sin; 

28 Lest the land whence thou 
broughtest us out say, Because the 
Lord was not able to bring them 
into the land which he promised 
them, and because he hated them, 
he hath brought them out to slay 
them in the wilderness. 

29 Yet they are thy people and 
thine inheritance, which thou brought 
est out by thy mighty power and by 
thy stretched-out arm. 

CHAPTER X. 

Moses 1 rehearsal continued An exhortation 
unto obedience. 

AT that time the Lord said unto 
me, Hew thee two other tables 
of stone like unto the first, and come 
up unto me upon the mount, and 
make thee an ark of wood. 

2 And I will write on the tables the 
words that were on the first tables, 
which thou breakest, save the words 
of the everlasting covenant of the 
holy priesthood, and thou shalt put 
them in the ark. 

3 And I made an ark of shittim 
wood, and hewed two tables of stone 
like unto the first, and went up into 
the mount, having the two tables in 
mine hand. 

4 And he wrote on the tables, ac 
cording to the first writing, the ten 
commandments, which the Lord 
spake unto you in the mount, out of 
the midst of the fire, in the day of 
the assembly; and the Lord gave 
them unto me. 

5 And I turned myself and came 
down from the mount, and put the 
tables in the ark which I had made ; 



and there they be, as the Lord com 
manded me. 

6 And the children of Israel took 
their journey from Beeroth of the 
children of Jaakan to Mosera; there 
Aaron died, and there he was buried; 
and Eleazar his son ministered in the 
priest's office in his stead. 

7 From thence they journeyed unto 
Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to 
Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. 

8 At that time the Lord separated 
the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark 
of the covenant of the Lord, to stand 
before the Lord to minister untc 
him, and to bless in his name, unto 
this day. 

9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor 
inheritance with his brethren ; the 
Lord is his inheritance, according as 
the Lord thy God promised him. 

10 And I stayed in the mount, ac 
cording to the first time, forty days 
and forty nights ; and the Lord 
hearkened unto me at that time 
also, and the Lord would not destroy 
thee. 

11 And the Lord said unto me, 
Arise, take thy journey before the 
people, that they may go in and 
possess the land, which I sware unto 
their fathers to give unto them. 

12 And now, Israel, what doth 
the Lord thy God require of thee, 
but to fear the Lord thy God, to 
walk in .all his ways, and to love 
him, and to serve the Lord thy God 
with all thy heart and with all thy 
soul, 

13 To keep the commandments of 
the Lord, and his statutes, which I 
command thee this day for thy 
good? 

14 Behold, the heaven and the 
heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy 
God, the earth also, with all that 
therein is. 

15 Only the Lord had a delight 
in thy fathers to love them, and he 
chose their seed after them, even you 
above all people, as it is this day. 

16 Circumcise therefore the fore 
skin of your heart, and be no more 
stiff-necked. 

17 For the Lord your God is God 
of gods, and Lord of lords, a great 
God, a mighty, and a terrible, which 
regardeth not persons, nor taketb re 
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18 He doth execute the judgment 
of the fatherless and widow, and lov- 
eth the stranger, in giving him food 
and raiment. 

19 Love ye therefore the stranger ; 
for ye were strangers in the land of 
Egypt. 

20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy 
God ; him shalt thou serve, and to 
him shalt thou cleave, and swear by 
his name. 

21 He is thy praise, and he is thy 
God, that hath done for thee these 
great and terrible things, which thine 
eyes have seen. 

22 Thy fathers went down into 
Egypt with three-score and ten per 
sons ; and now the Lord thy God 
hath made thee as the stars of hea 
ven for multitude. 

CHAPTER XI. 
An exhortatiem to obedience A careful study 

of God's words enjoined The. blessing and 

curse. 
milEREFORE thou shalt love the 

1 Lord thy God, and keep his 
charge, and his statutes, and his 
judgments, and his commandments, 
alway. 

2 And know ye this- day ; for I 
speak not with your children which 
have not known, and which have not 
seen the chastisement of the Lord 
your God, his greatness, his mighty 
hand, and his stretched-out arm, 

3 And his miracles, and his acts, 
which he did in the midst of Egypt 
unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and 
unto all his land ; 

4 And what he did unto the army 
of Egypt, unto their horses, and to 
their chariots ; how he made the 
water of the Red sea to overflow 
them as they pursued after you, and 
how the Lord hath destroyed them 
unto this day; 

5 And what he did unto you in the 
wilderness, until ye came into this 
place ; 

6 And what he did unto Dathan 
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the 
son of Reuben ; how the earth open 
ed her mouth, and swallowed them 
up, and their households, and their 
tents, and all the substance that was 
in their possession, in the midst of all 
Israel ; 

7 But your eyes have seen all the 
great acts of the Lord which he did. 



8 Therefore shall ye keep all the 
commandments which I command 
you this day, that ye may be strong, 
and go in and possess the land, 
whither ye go to possess it ; 

9 And that ye may prolong your 
days in the land, which the Lord 
sware unto your fathers to give unto 
them and to their seed, a land that 
floweth with milk and honey. 

10 For the land, whither thou goest 
in to possess it, is not as the land of 
Egypt, from whence ye came out, 
where thou sowedst thy seed, and 
wateredst it with thy foot, as a gar 
den of herbs : 

11 But the land whither ye go to 
possess it, is a land of hills and val 
leys, and drinketh water of the rain 
of heaven ; 

12 A land which the Lord thy God 
careth for ; the eyes of the Lord thy 
God are always upon it, from the be 
ginning of the year even unto the end 
of the year. 

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye 
shall hearken diligently unto my com 
mandments which I command you 
this day, to love the Lord your God, 
and to serve him with all your heart 
and with all your soul, 

14 That I will give you the rain of 
your land in his due season, the first 
rain and the latter rain, that thou 
mayest gather in thy corn, and thy 
wine, and thine oil. 

15 And I will send grass in thy 
fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest 
eat and be full. 

16 Take heed to yourselves, that 
your heart be not deceived, and ye 
turn aside, and serve other gods, and 
worship them ; 

17 And then the Lord's wrath be 
kindled against you, and he shut up 
the heaven, that there be no rain, 
and that the land yield not her fruit; 
and lest ye perish quickly from off 
the good land which the Lord giveth 
you. 

18 Therefore shall ye lay up these 
my words in your heart and in your 
soul, and bind them for a sign upon 
your hand, that they may be as front 
lets between your eyes. 

19 And ye shall teach them your 
children, speaking of them when 
thou fittest in thine house, and when 
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liest down, and when thou risest 
up. 

20 And thou shalt write them upon 
the door posts of thine house, and 
upon thy gates ; 

21 That your days may be multi 
plied, and the days of your children, 
in the land which the Lord sware 
unto your fathers to give them, 
as the days of heaven upon the 
earth. 

22 For if ye shall diligently keep 
all these commandments which 1 
command you, to do them, to love 
the Lord your God, to walk in all his 
ways, and to cleave unto him ; 

23 Then will the Lord drive out all 
these nations from before you, and ye 
shall possess greater nations and 
migh'ler than yourselves. 

24 Krery place whereon the soles 
of your feet shall tread shall be 
yours ; from the wilderness and Leb 
anon, from the river, the river Eu 
phrates, even unto the uttermost sea 
shall your coast be. 

25 There shall no man be able to 
stand before you ; for the Lord your 
God shall lay the fear of you and the 
dread of you upon all the land that 
ye shall tread upon, as he hath said 
unto you. 

26 Behold, I set before you this day 
a blessing and a curse ; 

27 A blessing, if ye obey the com 
mandments of the Lord your God, 
which I command you this day ; 

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey 
the commandments of the Lord your 
God, but turn aside out of the way 
which I command you this day, to go 
after other gods, which ye have not 
known. 

29 And it shall come to pass, when 
the Lord thy God hath brought thee 
in unto the land wither thou goest to 
possess it, that thou shalt put the 
blessing upon mount Gerizim, and 
the curse upon mount Ebal. 

30 Are they not on the other side 
Jordan, by the way where the sun 
goeth down, in the land of the Ca- 
naanites, which dwell in the cham 
paign over against Gilgal, beside the 
plains of Moreh ? 

31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to 
go in to possess the land which the 
Lord your God giveth you, and ye 
shall possess it, and dwell therein. 



32 And ye shall observe to do all 
the statutes and judgments which I 
set before you this day. 

CHAPTER XII. 

Idolatry forbidden lite place of God's ser 
vice is to be kept Blood is forbidden 
TJie Levite not to be forsaken. 

THESE are the statutes and judg 
ments, which ye shall observe to 
do in the land, which the Lord God 
of thy fathers giveth thee to possess 
it, all the days that ye live upon the 
earth. 

2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the 
places, wherein the nations which ye 
shall possess served their gods, 
upon the high mountains, and upon 
the hills, and under every green 
tree ; 

3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, 
and break their pillars, and burn 
their groves with fire ; and ye shall 
hew down the graven images of their 
gods, and destroy the names of them 
out of that place. 

4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord 
your God. 

5 But unto the place which the 
Lord your God shall choose out of all 
your tribes to put his name there, 
even unto his habitation shall ye seek, 
and thither thou shalt come : 

6 And thither ye shall bring your 
burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, 
and your tithes, and heave offerings 
of your hand, and your vows, and 
your freewill offerings, and the first 
lings of your herds and of your 
flocks j 

7 And there ye shall eat before the 
Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice 
in all that ye put your hand unto, ye 
and your households, wherein the 
Lord thy God hath blessed thee. 

8 Ye shall not do after all the things 
that we do here this day, every man 
whatsoever is right in his own 
eyes. 

9 For ye are not as yet come to the 
rest and to the inheritance, which 
the Lord your God giveth you. 

10 But when ye go over Jordan, 
and dwell in the land which the 
Lord your God giveth you to inherit, 
and when he giveth you rest from all 
your enemies round about, so that ye 
dwell in safety j 

11 Then there shall be a place which 
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cause his name to dwell there ; thither 
shall ye bring all that I command 
you; your burnt offerings, and your 
sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave 
offering of your hand, and all your 
choice vows which ye vow unto the 
Lord; 

12 And ye shall rejoice before the 
Lord your God, ye, and your sons, 
and your daughters, and your men 
servants, and your maid servants, and 
the Levite that is within your gates ; 
forasmuch as he hath no part nor in 
heritance with you. 

13 Take heed to thyself that thou 
offer not thy burnt offerings in every 
place that thou seest; 

14 But in the place which the Lord 
shall choose in one of thy tribes, there 
thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, 
and there thou shalt do all that I com 
mand thee. 

15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill 
and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatso 
ever thy soul lusteth after, according 
to the blessing of the Lord thy God 
which he hath given thee ; the unclean 
and the clean may eat thereof, as of 
the roebuck, and as of the hart. 

16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; 
ye shall pour it upon the earth as 
water. 

17 Thou mayest not eat within thy 
gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy 
wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of 
thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of 
thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy 
free-will offerings, or heave offering 
of thine hand ; 

18 But thou must eat them before 
the Lord thy God in the place which 
the Lord thy God shall choose, thou, 
and thy son, and thy daughter, and 
thy man servant, and thy maid ser 
vant, and the Levite that is within 
thy gates; and thou shalt rejoice be 
fore the Lord thy God in all that thou 
puttest thine hands unto. 

19 Take heed to thyself that thou 
forsake not the Levite as long as thou 
livest upon the earth. 

20 When the Lord thy God shall en 
large thy border, as he hath promised 
thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat 
flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat 
flesh ; thou mayest eat flesh, whatso- 
evei thy soul lusteth after. 

21 Tf the place which the Lord thy 
God hath chosen to put his name 



there be too far from thee, then thou 
shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, 
which the Lord hath given thee, as I 
have commanded thee, and thou shalt 
eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul 
lusteth after. 

22 Even as the roebuck and the hart 
is eaten, so thou shalt eat them ; the 
unclean and the clean shall eat of them 
alike. 

23 Only be sure that thou eat not the 
blood ; for the blood is the life : and 
thou mayest not eat the life with the 
flesh. 

24 Thou shalt not eat it ; thou shalt 
pour it upon the earth as water. 

25 Thou shalt not eat it: that it may 
go well with thee, and with thy chil 
dren after thee, when thou shalt do 
that which is right in the sight of the 
Lord. 

26 Only thy holy things which thou 
hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, 
and go unto the place which the Lord 
shall choose ; 

27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt 
offerings, the flesh and the blood, 
upon the altar of the Lord thy God ; 
and the blood of thy sacrifices shall 
be poured out upon the altar of the 
Lord thy God, and thou shalt eat the 
flesh. 

28 Observe and hear all these words 
which I command thee, that it may 
go well with thee, and with thy chil 
dren after thee for ever, when thou 
doest that which is good and right in 
the sight of the Lord thy God. 

29 When the Lord thy God shall 
cut off the nations from before thee, 
whither thou goest to possess them, 
and thou succeedest them, and dwell- 
est in their land ; 

30 Take heed to thyself that thou b> 
not snared by following them, after 
that they be destroyed from before 
thee ; and that thou inquire not after 
their gods, saying, How did these na 
tions serve their gods ? even so will I 
do likewise. 

31 Thou shalt not do so unto the 
Lord thy God ; for every abomination 
to the Lord which he hateth have they 
done unto their gods ; for even their 
sons and their daughters they have 
burnt in the fire to their gods. 

32 What thing soever I command 
you, observe to do it ; thou shalt not 
add thereto, nor diminish from it. 



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CHAPTER XIII. 
Idolatry forbidden. 

JF there arise among you a prophet, 
or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth 
thee a sign or a wonder, 

2 And the sign or the wonder come 
to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, 
saying, Let us go after other gods, 
which thou hast not known, and let 
us serve them ; 

3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the 
words of that prophet, or that dreamer 
cf dreams; for the Lord your God 
proveth you, to know whether ye love 
the Lord your God with all your heart 
and with all your soul. 

4 Ye shall walk after the Lord your 
God, and fear him, and keep his com 
mandments, and obey his voice, and 
ye shall serve him, and cleave unto 
him. 

5 And that prophet, or that dreamer 
of dreams, shall be put to death ; be 
cause he hath spoken to turn you 
away from the Lord your God, which 
brought you out of the land of Egypt, 
and redeemed you out of the house of 
bondage, to thrust thee out of the 
way which the Lord thy God com 
manded thee to walk in. So shalt 
thou put the evil away from the midst 
of thee. 

6 If thy brother, the son of thy mo 
ther, or thy son, or thy daughter, or 
the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, 
which is as thine own soul, entice thee 
secretly, saying, Let us go and serve 
other gods, which thou hast not known, 
thou, nor thy fathers ; 

7 Namely, of the gods of the people 
which are round about you, nigh unto 
thee, or far off from thee, from the one 
end of the earth even unto the other 
end of the earth ; 

8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, 
nor hearken unto him ; neither shall 
thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou 

Tre, neither shalt thou conceal him ; 
But thou shalt surely kill him; 
thine hand shall be first upon him to 
put him to death, and afterwards the 
hand of all the people. 

10 And thou shalt stone him with 
stones, that he die ; because he hath 
sought to thrust thee away from the 
Lord thy God, which brought thee out 
of the land of Egypt, from the house 
of bondage. 

11 And all Israel shall hear, and 



fear, and shall do no more any such 
wickedness as this is among you. 

12 If thou shalt hear say in one of 
thy cities, which the Lord thy God 
hath given thee to dwell there, say 
ing, 

13 Certain men, the children of Be 
lial, are gone out from among you, 
and have withdrawn the inhabitants 
of their city, saying, Let us go and 
serve other gods, which ye have not 
known : 

14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make 
search, and ask diligently ; and, be 
hold, if it be truth, and the thing cer 
tain, that such abomination is wrought 
among you ; 

15 Thou shalt surely smite the iu- 
habitants of that city with the edge 
of the sword, destroying it utterly, 
and all that is therein, and the cattle 
thereof, with the edge of the sword. 

16 And thou shalt gather all the 
spoil of it into the midst of the street 
thereof, and shalt burn with fire the 
city, and all the spoil thereof every 
whit, for the Lord thy God ; and it 
shall be a heap for ever ; it shall not 
be built again. 

17 And there shall cleave naught 
of the cursed thing to thine hand; 
that the Lord may turn from the 
fierceness of his anger, and show 
thee mercy, and have compassion 
upon thee, and multiply thee, as he 
hath sworn unto thy fathers ; 

18 When thou shalt hearken to the 
voice of the Lord thy God, to keep 
all his commandments which I com 
mand thee this day, to do that which 
is right in the eyes of the Lord thy 
God. 

CHAPTER XIV. 

Restrictions in mourning What may, and 
what may not be eaten Of tithes. 

YE are the children of the Lord 
your God; ye shall not cut 
yourselves, nor make any baldness 
between your eyes for the dead. 

2 For thou art a holy people unto 
the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath 
chosen thee to be a peculiar people 
unto himself, above all the nations 
that are upon the earth. 

3 Thou shalt not eat any abomina 
ble thing. 

4 These are the beasts which ye 
shall eat ; the ox, the sheep, and the 
goat, 



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5 The hart, and the roebuck, and 
the fallow deer, and the wild goat, 
and the pygarg, and the wild ox, 
and the chamois. 

6 And every beast that parteth the 
hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two 
claws, and cheweth the cud among 
the beasts, that ye shall eat. 

7 Nevertheless these ye shall not 
eat, of them that chew the cud, or of 
them that divide the cloven hoof; as 
the camel, and the hare, and the co 
ney; for they chew the cud, but di 
vide not the hoof; therefore they are 
unclean unto you. 

8 And the swine, because it divideth 
the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it 
is unclean unto you ; ye shall not eat 
of their flesh, nor touch their dead 
carcass. 

9 These ye shall eat, of all that are 
in the waters ; all that have fins and 
scales shall ye eat; 

10 And whatsoever hath not fins 
and scales ye may not eat ; it is un 
clean unto you. 

11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat. 

12 But these are they of which ye 
shall not eat ; the eagle, and the os- 
sifrage, and the ospray, 

13 And the glede, and the kite, and 
the vulture after his kind, 

14 And every raven after his kind, 

15 And the owl, and the night- 
hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk 
after his kind, 

16 The little owl, and the great owl, 
and the swan, 

17 And the pelican, and the gier 
eagle, and the cormorant, 

18 And the stork, and the heron 
after her kind, and the lapwing, and 
the bat. 

19 And every creeping thing that 
flieth is unclean unto you ; they shall 
not be eaten. 

20 But of all clean fowls ye may 
eat. 

21 Ye shall not eat of anything that 
dieth of itself; thou shalt not give it 
unto the stranger that is in thy gates, 
that he may eat it; or thou mayest 
not sell it unto an alien ; for thou art 
a holy people unto the Lord thy God. 
Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his 
mother's milk. 

22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the 
increase of thy seed, that the field 
bringeth forth year by year. 



23 And thou shalt eat before the 
Lord thy God, in the place which he 
shall choose to place his name there, 
the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, 
and of thine oil, and the firstlings 
of thy herds and of thy flocks; that 
thou mayest learn to fear the Lord 
thy God always. 

24 And if the way be too long for 
thee, so that thou art not able to 
carry it; or if the place be too far 
from thee which the Lord thy God 
shall choose to set his name there, 
when the Lord thy God hath blessed 
thee ; 

25 Then shalt thou turn it into 
money, and bind up the money in 
thine hand, and shalt go unto the 
place which the Lord thy God shall 
choose ; 

26 And thou shalt bestow that 
money for whatsoever thy soul lust- 
eth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or 
for wine, or for strong drink, or for 
whatsoever thy soul desireth ; and 
thou shalt eat there before the Lord 
thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, 
and thine household, 

27 And the Levite that is within 
thy gates; thou shalt not forsake 
him ; for he hath no part nor in 
heritance with thee. 

28 At the end of three years thou 
shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine 
increase the same year, and shalt lay 
it up within thy gates ; 

29 And the Levite, (because he hath 
no part nor inheritance with thee,) 
and the stranger, and the fatherless, 
and the widow, which are within thy 
gates, shall come, and shall eat and 
be satisfied ; that the Lord thy God 
may bless thee in all the work of 
thine hand which thou doest. 

CHAPTER XV. 

The year of release Firstling males to fa 
sanctified. 

AT the end of every seven years 
thou shalt make a release. 

2 And this is the manner of the re 
lease; every creditor that lendeth 
aught unto his neighbour shall release 
it ; he shall not exact it of his neigh 
bour, or of his brother ; because it is 
called the Lord's release. 

3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact 
it again ; but that which is thine with 
thy brother thine hand shall release ; 

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among you ; for the Lord shall greatly 
bless thee in the land which the Lord 
thy God giveth thee for an inherit 
ance to possess it ; 

5 Only if thou carefully hearken 
unto the voice of the Lord thy God, 
to observe to do all these command 
ments which I command thee this 
day. 

i 6 For the Lord thy God blesseth 
thee, as he promised thee ; and thou 
shalt lend unto many nations, but 
thou shalt not borrow ; and thou 
shalt reign over many nations, but 
they shall not reign over thee. 

7 If there be among you a poor man 
of one of thy brethren within any 
of thy gates in thy land which the 
Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt 
not harden thine heart, nor shut 
thine hand from thy poor brother ; 

8 But thou shalt open thine hand 
wide unto him, and shalt surely lend 
him sufficient for his need, in that 
which he wanteth. 

9 Beware that there be not a 
thought in thy wicked heart, saying, 
The seventh year, the year of release, 
is at hand; and thine eye be evil 
against thy poor brother, and thou 
givest him naught; and he cry unto 
the Lord against thee, and it be sin 
unto thee. 

10 Thou shalt surely give him, and 
thine heart shall not be grieved when 
thou givest unto him ; because that 
for this thing the Lord thy God shall 
bless thee in all thy works, and in all 
that thou puttest thine hand unto. 

11 For the poor shall never cease 
out of the land; therefore I com 
mand thee, saying, Thou shalt open 
thine hand wide unto thy brother, to 
thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy 
land. 

12 And if thy brother, a Hebrew 
man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold 
unto thee, and serve thee six years; 
then in the seventh year thou shalt 
let him go free from thee. 

13 And when thou sendest him out 
free from thee, thou shalt not let him 
go away empty; 

14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally 
out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, 
and out of thy winepress ; of that 
wherewith the Lord thy God hath 
blessed thee thou shalt give unto 
him. 



15 And thou shalt remember that 
thou wast a bond man in the land of 
Egypt, and the Lord thy God re 
deemed thee; therefore I command 
thee this thing to-day. 

16 And it shall be, if he say unto 
thee, I will not go away from thee, 
because he loveth thee and thine 
house, because he is well with thee ; 

17 Then thou shalt take an awl, 
and thrust it through his ear unto 
the door, and he shall be thy servant 
for ever. And also unto thy maid 
servant thou shalt do likewise. 

13 It shall not seem hard unto thee, 
when thou sendest him away free 
from thee ; for he hath been worth a 
double hired servant to thee, in serv 
ing thee six years ; and the Lord thy 
God shall bless thee in all that thou 
doest. 

19 All the firstling males that come 
of thy herd and of thy flock thou 
shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy 
God; thou shalt do no work with 
the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear 
the firstling of thy sheep. 

20 Thou shalt eat it before the 
Lord thy God year by year in the 
place which the Lord shall choose, 
thou and thy household. 

21 And if there be any blemish 
therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or 
have any ill blemish, thou shalt not 
sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God. 

22 Thou shalt eat it within thy 
gates ; the unclean and the clean per 
son shall eat it alike, as the roe-buck, 
and as the hart. 

23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood 
thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the 
ground as water. 

CHAPTER XVI. 

Of feasts Every male must offer Of judges, 
and justice Groves and images forbid 
den. 

OBSERVE the month of Abib, and 
keep the passover unto the Lord 
thy God; for in the month of Abib 
the Lord thy God brought thee forth 
out of Egypt by night. 

2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the 
passover unto the Lord thy God, of 
the flock and the herd, in the place 
where the Lord shall choose to place 
his name there. 

3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread 
with it; seven days shalt tbou eat 
unleavened bread therewith, even the 



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bread of affliction ; for thou earnest 
forth out of the land of Egypt in 
haste; that thou mayest remember 
the day when thou earnest forth out 
of the land of Egypt all the days of 
thy life. 

4 And there shall be no leavened 
bread seen with thee in all thy coast 
seven days ; neither shall there any 
thing of the flesh, which thou sacri- 
ficedst the first day at even, remain 
all night until morning. 

5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the pass- 
over within any of thy gates, which 
the Lord thy God giveth thee ; 

6 But at the place which the Lord 
thy God shall choose to place his 
name in, there thou shalt sacrifice 
the passover at even, at the going 
down of the sun, at the season that 
thou earnest forth out of Egypt. 

7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in 
the place which the Lord thy God 
shall choose ; and thou shalt turn in 
the morning, and go unto thy tents. 

8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened 
bread ; and on the seventh day shall 
be a solemn assembly to the Lord 
thy God; thou shalt do no work 
therein. 

9 Seven weeks shalt thou number 
unto thee ; begin to number the seven 
weeks from such time as thou begin- 
nest to put the sickle to the corn. 

10 And thou shalt keep the feast of 
weeks unto the Lord thy God with a 
tribute of a free-will offering of thine 
hand, which thou shalt give unto the 
Lord thy God, according as the Lord 
thy God hath blessed thee ; 

11 And thou shalt rejoice before the 
Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, aad 
thy daughter, and thy man servant, 
and thy maid servant, and the Levite 
that is within thy gates, and the 
stranger, and the fatherless, and the 
widow, that are among you, in the 
place which the Lord thy God hath 
chosen to place his name there. 

12 And thou shalt remember that 
thou wast a bond man in Egypt; and 
thou shalt observe and do these stat 
utes. 

13 Thou shalt observe the feast of 
tabernacles seven days, after that 
thou hast gathered in thy corn and 
thy wine ; 

14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy 
feast, thou, and thy son, and thy 



daughter, and thy man servant, and 
thy maid servant, and the Levite, the 
stranger, and the fatherless, and the 
widow, that are within thy gates. 

15 Seven days shalt thou keep a 
solemn feast unto the Lord thy God 
in the place which the Lord shall 
choose; because the Lord thy God 
shall bless thee in all thine increase, 
and in all the works of thine hands, 
therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. 

16 Three times in a year shall all 
thy males appear before the Lord 
thy God in the place which he shall 
choose ; in the feast of unleavened 
bread, and in the feast of weeks, and 
in the feast of tabernacles; and they 
shall not appear before the Lord 
empty ; 

17 Every man shall give as he is 
able, according to the blessing of the 
Lord thy God which he hath given 
thee. 

18 Judges and officers shalt thou 
make thee in all thy gates, which 
the Lord thy God giveth thee, 
throughout thy tribes; and they 
shall judge the people with just 
judgment. 

19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; 
thou shalt not respect persons, neither 
take a gift ; for a gift doth blind the 
eyes of the wise, and pervert the 
words of the righteous. 

20 That which is altogether just 
shalt thou follow, that thou mayest 
live, and inherit the land which the 
Lord thy God giveth thee. 

21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove 
of any trees near unto the altar of 
the Lord thy God, which thou shalt 
make thee. 

22 Neither shalt thou set thee up 
any graven image; which the Lord 
thy God hateth. 

CHAPTER XVII. 

The things sacrificed must be sound Idola 
ters must be slain Hard controversies 
are to be determined by tfie priests and 
judges The election and duty of a Icing. 

rTTHOU shalt not sacrifice unto 
JL the Lord thy God any bullock, 
or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any 
evil-favouredness ; for that is an 
abomination unto the Lord thy God. 
2 If there be found among you, 
within any of thy gates which the 
Lord thy God giveth thee, man or 
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ness in the sight of the Lord thy 
God, in transgressing his covenant, 

3 And hath gone and served other 
gods, and worshipped them, either 
the sun, or moon, or any of the host 
of heaven, which I have not com 
manded ; 

4 And it be told thee, and thou hast 
heard of it, and inquired dilligently, 
and, behold, it be true, and the thing 
certain, that such abomination is 
wrought in Israel ; 

5 Then shalt thou bring forth that 
man or that woman, which have 
committed that wicked thing, unto 
thy gates, even that man or that 
woman, and shalt stone them with 
stones, till they die, 

6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or 
three witnesses, shall he that is 
worthy of death be put to death ; but 
at the mouth of one witness he shall 
not be put to death. 

7 The hands of the witnesses shall 
be first upon him to put him to death, 
and afterward the hands of all the 
people. So thou shalt put the evil 
away from among you. 

8 If there arise a matter too hard 
for thee in judgment, between blood 
and blood, between plea and plea, 
and between stroke and stroke, being 
matters of controversy within thy 
gates ; then shalt thou arise, and get 
thee up into the place which the 
Lord thy God shall choose. 

9 And thou shalt come unto the 
priests the Levites, and unto the 
judge that shall be in those days, 
and inquire ; and they shall show thee 
the sentence of judgment; 

10 And thou shalt do according to 
the sentence, which they of that place 
which the Lord shall choose shall 
show thee ; and thou shalt observe to 
do according to all that they inform 
thee ; 

11 According to the sentence of the 
law which they shall teach thee, and 
according to the judgment which they 
shall tell thee, thou shalt do; thou 
shalt not decline from the sentence 
which they shall show thee, to the 
right hand, nor to the left. 

12 And the man that will do pre 
sumptuously, and will not hearken 
unto the priest that standeth to 
minister there before the Lord thy 
God, or unto the judge, even that 



man shall die ; and thou shalt put 
away the evil from Israel. 

13 And all the people shall hear, 
and fear, and do no more presump 
tuously. 

14 When thou art come unto the 
land which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt 
dwell therein, and shalt say, I will 
set a king over me, like as all the 
nations that are about me ; 

15 Thou shalt in any wise set him 
king over thee, whom the Lord thy 
God shall choose ; one from among 
thy brethren shalt thou set king over 
thee; thou mayest not set a stranger 
over thee, which is not thy brother. 

16 But he shall not multiply horses 
to himself, nor cause the people to 
return to Egypt, to the end that he 
should multiply horses; forasmuch 
as the Lord hath said unto you, Ye 
shall henceforth return no more that 
way. 

17 Neither shall he multiply wives 
to himself, that his heart turn not 
away ; neither shall he greatly multi 
ply to himself silver and gold. 

18 And it shall be, when he sitteth 
upon the throne of his kingdom, that 
he shall write him a copy of this law 
in a book out of that which is before 
the priests the Levites ; 

19 And it shall be with him, and he 
shall read therein all the days of his 
life ; that he may learn to fear the 
Lord his God, to keep all the words of 
this law and these statutes, to do them ; 

2.0 That his heart be not lifted up 
above his brethren, and that he turn 
not aside from the commandment, to 
the right hand, or to the left ; to the 
end that he may prolong his days in 
his kingdom, he, and his children, in 
the midst of Israel. 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

The. Lord is tfie priests' and Levites* inherit 
ance The abominations of tfie nations to 
be avoided Christ the Prophet is to be 
heard The presumptuous prophet is to die, 

THE priests the Levites, and all 
the tribe of Levi, shall have no 
part nor inheritance with Israel : they 
shall eat the offerings of the Lord 
made by fire, and his inheritance. 

2 Therefore shall they have no in 
heritance among their brethren ; the 
Lord is their inheritance, as he hatb 
said unto them. 



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3 And this shall be the priest's due 
from the people, from them that offer 
a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep ; 
and they shall give unto the priest 
the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and 
the maw. 

4 The first fruit also of thy corn, of 
thy wine, and of thine oil, and the 
first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt 
thou give him. 

5 For the Lord thy God hath chosen 
him out of all thy tribes, to stand to 
minister in the name of the Lord, 
him and his sons for ever. 

6 And if a Levite come from any of 
thy gates out of all Israel, where he 
sojourned, and come with all the 
desire of his mind unto the place 
which the Lord shall choose ; 

7 Then he shall minister in the 
name of the Lord his God, as all his 
brethren the Levites do, which stand 
there before the Lord. 

8 They shall have like portions to 
eat, besides that which cometh of the 
sale of his patrimony. 

9 When thou art come into the land 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee, 
thou shalt not learn to do after the 
abominations of those nations. 

10 There shall not be found among 
you any one that maketh his son or 
his daughter to pass through the fire, 
or that useth divination, or an ob 
server of times, or an enchanter, or a 
witch, 

11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with 
familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a 
necromancer. 

12 For all that do these things are 
an abomination unto the Lord; and 
because of these abominations the 
Lord thy God doth drive them out 
from before thee. 

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the 
Lord thy God. 

14 For these nations, which thou 
shalt possess, hearkened unto obser 
vers of time?, and unto diviners ; but 
as for thee, the Lord thy God hath 
not suffered thee so to do. 

15 The Lord thy God will raise up 
unto thee a Prophet from the midst 
of thee, of thy brethren, like unto 
me ; unto him ye shall hearken ; 

16 According to all that thou de- 
siredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb 
in the day of the assembly, saying, 
Let me not hear again the voice of 

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the Lord my God, neither let me see 
this great fire any more, that I die not. 

17 And the Lord said unto me, 
They have well spoken that which 
they have spoken. 

18 I will raise them up a Prophet 
from among their brethren, like unto 
thee, and will put my words in his 
mouth ; and he shall speak unto them 
all that I shall command him. 

19 And it shall come to pass, that 
whosoever will not hearken unto my 
words which he shall speak in my 
name, I will require it of him. 

20 But the prophet, which shall 
presume to speak a word in my name, 
which I have not commanded him to 
speak, or that shall speak in the 
name of other gods, even that prophet 
shall die. 

21 And if thou say in thine heart, 
How shall we know the word which 
the Lord hath not spoken ? 

22 When a prophet speaketh in the 
name of the Lord, if the thing follow 
not, nor come to pass, that is the 
thing which the Lord hath not 
spoken, but the prophet hath spoken 
it presumptuously ; thou shalt not be 
afraid of him. 

CHAPTER XIX. 

The cities of refuge The landmark not to be 
removed Two witnesses at the least The 
punishment of a false witness. 
"TTTHEN the Lord thy God hath 
YV cut off the nations, whose land 
the Lord thy God giveth thee, and 
thou succeedest them, and dwellest 
in their cities, and in their houses ; 

2 Thou shalt separate three cities 
for thee in the midst of thy land, 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee 
to possess it. 

3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, 
and divide the coasts of thy land, 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee 
to inherit, into three parts, that every 
slayer may flee thither. 

4 And this is the case of the 
slayer, which shall flee thither, that 
he may live; Whoso killeth his 
neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated 
not in time past ; 

5 As when a man goeth into the 
wood with his neighbour to hew 
wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke 
with the axe to cut down the tree, 
and the head slippeth from the helve, 
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he die; he shall flee unto one of those 
cities, and live ; 

6 Lest the avenger of the blood 
pursue the slayer, while his heart 
is hot, and overtake him, because 
the way is long, and slay him ; 
whereas he was not worthy of death, 
inasmuch as he hated him not in 
time past. 

7 Wherefore I command thee, say 
ing, Thou shalt separate three cities 
for thee. 

8 And if the Lord thy God enlarge 
thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy 
fathers, and give thee all the land 
which he promised to give unto thy 
fathers ; 

9 If thou shalt keep all these com 
mandments to do them, which I 
command thee this day, to love the 
Lord thy God, and to walk ever in 
his ways ; then shalt thou add three 
cities more for thee, beside these 
three ; 

10 That innocent blood be not shed 
in thy land, which the Lord thy God 
giveth thee for an inheritance, and 
so blood be upon thee. 

11 But if any man hate his neigh 
bour, and lie in wait for him, and 
rise up against him, and smite him 
mortally that he die, and fleeth into 
one of these cities ; 

12 Then the elders of his city shall 
send and fetch him thence, and de 
liver him into the hand of the aven 
ger of blood, that he may die. 

13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but 
thou shalt put away the guilt of in 
nocent blood from Israel, that it may 
go well with thee. 

14 Thou shalt not remove thy neigh 
bour's landmark, which they of old 
time have set in thine inheritance, 
which thou shalt inherit in the land 
that the Lord thy God giveth thee to 
possess it. 

15 One witness shall not rise up 
against a man for any iniquity, or for 
any sin, in any sin that he sinneth ; 
at the mouth of two witnesses, or at 
the mouth of three witnesses, shall 
the matter be established. 

16 If a false witness rise up against 
aoy man to testify against him that 
which is wrong ; 

17 Then both the men, between 
whom the controversy is, shall stand 
before the Lord, before the priests 



and the judges, which shall be in 
those days ; 

18 And the judges shall make dili 
gent inquisition ; and, behold, if the 
witness be a false witness, and hath 
testified falsely against his brother; 

19 Then shall ye do unto him, as 
he had thought to have done unto 
his brother ; so shalt thou put the 
evil away from among you. 

20 And those which remain shall 
hear, and fear, and shall henceforth 
commit no more any such evil among 
you. 

21 And thine eye shall not pity; 
but life shall go for life, eye for eye, 
tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot 
for foot. 

CHAPTER XX. 

Exhortation to battle Who are to be dis 
missed from war The proclamation of 
peace Trees of man's meat must not be 
destroyed. 

WHEN thou goest out to battle 
against thine enemies, and seest 
horses,and chariots,and a people more 
than thou, be not afraid of them ; for 
the Lord thy God is with thee, which 
brought thee up out of the land of 
Egypt. 

2 And it shall be, when ye are come 
nigh unto the battle, that the priest 
shall approach and speak unto the 
people, 

3 And shall say unto them, Hear, 
Israel, ye approach this day unto 
battle against your enemies ; let not 
your hearts faint, fear not, and do 
not tremble, neither be ye terrified 
because of them ; 

4 For the Lord your God is he that 
goeth with you, to fight for you 
against your enemies, to save you. 

5 And the officers shall speak unto 
the people, saying, What man is there 
that hath built a new house, and hath 
not dedicated it ? let him go and re 
turn to his house, lest he die in the 
battle, and another man dedicate it. 

6 And what man is he that hath 
planted a vineyard, and hath not yet 
eaten of it? let him also go and 
return unto his house, lest he die in 
the battle, and another man eat of it. 

7 And what man is there that hath 
betrothed a wife, and hath not taken 
her ? let him go and return unto his 
house, lest he die in the battle, and 
another man take her. 



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8 And the officers shall speak fur 
ther unto the people, and they shall 
say, What man is there that is fear 
ful and faint-hearted ? let him go 
and return unto his house, lest his 
brethren's heart faint as well as his 
heart. 

9 And it shall be, when the officers 
have made an end of speaking unto 
the people, that they shall make 
captains of the armies to lead the 
people. 

10 When thou comest nigh unto a 
city to fight against it, then proclaim 
peace unto it. 

11 And it shall be, if it make thee 
answer of peace, and open unto thee, 
then it shall be, that all the people 
that is found therein shall be tribu 
taries unto thee, and they shall serve 
thee. 

12 And if it will make no peace 
with thee, but will make war against 
thee, then thou shalt besiege it; 

13 And when the Lord thy God 
hath delivered it into thine hands, 
thou shalt smite every male thereof 
with the edge of the sword ; 

14 But the women, and the little 
ones, and the cattle, and all that is 
in the city, even all the spoil thereof, 
shalt thou take unto thyself; and 
thou shalt eat the spoil of thine 
enemies, which the Lord thy God 
hath given thee. 

15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the 
cities which are very far off from 
thee, which are not of the cities of 
these nations. 

16 But of the cities of these people, 
which the Lord thy God doth give 
thee for an inheritance, thou shalt 
save alive nothing that breatheth ; 

17 But thou shalt utterly destroy 
them ; namely, the Hittites, and the 
Amorites, the Canaanites, and the 
Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Je- 
busites ; as the Lord thy God hath 
commanded thee; 

18 That they teach you not to do 
after all their abominations, which 
they have done unto their gods ; so 
should ye sin against the Lord your 
God. 

19 When thou shalt besiege a city 
a long time, in making war against 
it to take it, thou shalt not destroy 
the trees thereof by forcing an axe 
against them; for thou mayest eat 



of them, and thou shalt not cut 
them down (for the tree of the field 
is man's life) to employ them in the 
siege ; 

20 Only the trees which thou know- 
est that they be not trees for meat, 
thou shalt destroy and cut them 
down ; and thou shalt build bulwarks 
against the city that maketh wai 
with thee, until it be subdued. 

CHAPTER XXI. 

Of uncertain murder Captive taken to wife 
The first-born not to be disinherited Of 
a stubborn son The malefactor. 

IF one be found slain in the land 
which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee to possess it, lying in the field, 
and it be not known who hath slain 
him; 

2 Then thy elders and thy judges 
shall come forth, and they shall 
measure unto the cities which are 
round about him that is slain ; 

3 And it shall be, that the city 
which is next unto the slain man, 
even the elders of that city shall 
take a heifer, which hath not been 
wrought with, and which hath not 
drawn in the yoke ; 

4 And the elders of that city sfrall 
bring down the heifer unto a rough 
valley, which is neither eared nor 
sown, and shall strike off the heifer's 
neck there in the valley. 

5 And the priests the sons of Levi 
shall come near; for them the Lord 
thy God hath chosen to minister un 
to him, and to bless in the name of 
the Lord; and by their word shall 
every controversy and every stroke 
be tried; 

6 And all the elders of that city, 
that are next unto the slain man, 
shall wash their hands over the heifer 
that is beheaded in the valley ; 

7 And they shall answer and say, 
Our hands have not shed this blood, 
neither have our eyes seen it. 

8 Be merciful, Lord, unto thy 
people Israel, whom thou hast re 
deemed, and lay not innocent blood 
unto thy people of Israel's charge. 
And the blood shall be forgiven 
them. 

9 So shalt thou put way the guilt 
of innocent blood from among you, 
when thon shalt do that which is 
right in the sight of the Lord. 

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against thine enemies, and the Lord 
thy God hath delivered them into 
thine hands, and thou hast taken 
them captive, 

11 And seest among the captives a 
beautiful woman, and hast a desire 
unto her, that thou wouldest have her 
to thy wife; 

12 Then thou shalt bring her home 
to thine house ; and she shall shave 
her head, and pare her nails ; 

13 And she shall put the raiment 
of her captivity from off her, and 
shall remain in thine house, and be 
wail her lather and her mother a full 
month ; and after that thou shalt go 
in unto her, and be her husband, and 
she shall be thy wife. 

14 And it shall be, if thou have no 
delight in her, then thou shalt let her 
go whither she will ; but thou shalt 
not sell her at all for money, thou 
shalt not make merchandise of her, 
because thou hast humbled her. 

15 If a man have two wives, one 
beloved, and another hated, and they 
have borne him children, both the 
beloved and the hated; and if the 
first-born son be hers that was hated; 

1 Then it shall be, when he ma- 
keth his sons to inherit that which he 
hath, that he may not make the son 
of the beloved first-born before the 
son of the hated, which is indeed the 
first-born ; 

17 But he shall acknowledge the 
son of the hated for the first-born, 
by giving him a double portion of 
all that he hath j for he is the begin 
ning of his strength ; the right of the 
first-born is his. 

18 If a man have a stubborn and 
rebellious son, which will not obey 
the voice of his father, or the voice 
of his mother, and that, when they 
have chastened him, will not hearken 
unto them ; 

19 Then shall his father and his 
mother lay hold on him, and bring 
him out unto the elders of his city, 
and unto the gate of his place ; 

20 And they shall say unto the eld 
ers of his city, This our son is stub 
born and rebellious, he will not obey 
our voice ; he is a glutton, and a 
drunkard. 

21 And all the men of his city shall 
stone him with stones, that he die ; 
so shalt thou put evil away from 



among you; and all Israel shall 
hear, and fear. 

22 And if a man have comm 
ted a sin worthy of death, and he 

to be put to death, and thou hang 
him on a tree ; 

23 His body shall not remain al/ 
night upon the tree, but thou shalt 
in any wise bury him that day ; (for 
he that is hanged is accursed of 
God ;) that thy land be not defiled, 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee 
for an inheritance. 

CHAPTER XXII. 

Of humanity toward brethren The sex is to 
be distinguished by apparel Confusion is 
to be avoided The punishment of him that 
slander -eth his wife, Of adultery, of rape, 
of fornication Incest. 

T' HOU shalt not see thy brother's 
ox or his sheep go astray, and 
hide thyself from them; thou shalt 
in any case bring them again unto 
thy brother. 

2 And if thy brother be not nigh 
unto thee, or if thou know him not, 
then thou shalt bring it unto thine 
own house, and it shall be with thee 
until thy brother seek after it, and 
thou shalt restore it to him again. 

3 In like manner shalt thou do with 
his ass ; and so shalt thou do with 
his raiment ; and with all lost things 
of thy brother's, which he hath lost, 
and thou hast found, shalt thou do 
likewise : thou mayest not hide thy 
self. 

4 Thou shalt not see thy brother's 
ass or his ox fall down by the way, 
and hide thyself from them ; thou 
shalt surely help him to lift them up 
again. 

5 The woman shall not wear that 
which pertaineth unto a man, nei 
ther shall a man put on a woman's 
garment; for all that do so are abo 
mination unto the Lord thy God. 

6 If a bird's nest chance to be be 
fore thee in the way in any tree, or 
on the ground, whether they be 
young ones, or eggs, and the dam 
sitting upon the young, or upon the 
eggs, thou shalt not take the dam 
with the young ; 

7 But thou shalt in any wise let 
the dam go, and take the young to 
thee ; that it may be well with thee, 
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8 When thou buildest a new house, 
then thou shalt make a battlement 
for thy roof, that thou bring not 
blood upon thine house, if any man 
fall from thence. 

9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard 
with divers seeds ; lest the fruit of 
thy seed which thou hast sown, 
and the fruit of thy vineyard, be 
defiled. 

10 Thou shalt not plough with an 
ox and an ass together. 

11 Thou shalt not wear a garment 
of divers sorts, as of woollen and 
linen together. 

12 Thou shalt make thee fringes 
upon the four quarters of thy vesture, 
wherewith thou coverest thyself. 

13 If any man take a wife, and go 
in unto her, and hate her, 

14 And give occasions of speech 
agai-nst her, and bring up an evil 
name upon her, and say, I took this 
woman, and when I came to her, I 
found her not a maid : 

15 Then shall the father of the 
damsel, and her mother, take and 
bring forth the tokens of the damsel's 
virginity unto the elders of the city 
in the gate ; 

16 And the damsel's father shall 
say unto the elders, I gave my 
daughter unto this man to wife, and 
he hateth her; 

17 And, lo, he hath given occa 
sions of speech against her, saying, 
I found not thy daughter a maid ; 
and yet these are the tokens of my 
daughter's virginity. And they shall 
spread the cloth before the elders of 
the city. 

18 And the elders of that city shall 
take that man and chastise him ; 

19 And they shall amerce him in a 
hundred shekels of silver, and give 
them unto the father of the damsel, 
because he hath brought up an evil 
name upon a virgin of Israel ; and 
she shall be his wife; he may not 
put her away all his days. 

20 But if this thing be true, and 
the tokens of virginity be not found 
for the damsel ; 

21 Then they shall bring out the 
damsel to the poor of her father's 
house, and the men of her city shall 
stone her with stones that she die ; 
because she hath wrought folly in 
Israel, to play the whore in her fa 



ther's house ; so shalt thou put evil 
away from among you. 

22 If a man be found lying with a 
woman married to a husband, then 
they shall both of them die, both the 
man that lay with the woman, and 
the woman; so shalt thou put away 
evil from Israel. 

23 If a damsel that is a virgin be 
betrothed unto a husband, and a 
man find her in the city, and lie with 
her ; 

24 Then ye shall bring them both 
out unto the gate of that city, and 
ye shall stone them with stones that 
they die ; the damsel, because she 
cried not, being in the city ; and the 
man, because he hath humbled his 
neighbour's wife ; so thou shalt put 
away evil from among you. 

25 But if a man find a betrothed 
damsel in the field, and the man 
force her, and lie with her; then the 
man only that lay with her shall die; 

26 But unto the damsel thou shalt 
do nothing; there is in the damsel 
no sin worthy of death ; for as when a 
man riseth against his neighbour, and 
slayeth him, even so is this matter ; 

27 For he found her in the field, 
and the betrothed damsel cried, and 
there was none to save her. 

28 If a man find a damsel that is a 
virgin, which is not betrothed, and 
lay hold on her, and lie with her, 
and they be found ; 

29 Then the man that lay with her 
shall give unto the damsel's father 
fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be 
his wife; because he hath humbled 
her, he may not put her away all his 
days. 

30 A man shall not take his father's 
wife, nor discover his father's skirt. 

CHAPTER XXIII. 
Sundry prohibitions. 

HE that is wounded in the stones, 
or hath his privy member cut 
off, shall not enter into the congre 
gation of the Lord. 

2 A bastard shall not enter into the 
congregation of the Lord ; even to his 
tenth generation shall he not enter 
into the congregation of the Lord. 

3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall 
not enter into the congregation of 
the Lord ; even to their tenth genera 
tion shall they not enter into the 
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4 Because they met you not with 
bread and with water in the way, 
when ye came forth out of Egypt; 
and because they hired against thee 
Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of 
Mesopotamia, to curse thee. 

5 Nevertheless, the Lord thy God 
would not hearken unto Balaam ; but 
the Lord thy God turned the curse 
into a blessing unto thee, because the 
Lord thy God loved thee. 

6 Thou shalt not seek their peace 
nor their prosperity all thy days for 
ever. 

7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite ; 
for he is thy brother ; thou shalt not 
abhor an Egyptian; because thou 
wast a stranger in his land. 

8 The children that are begotten of 
them shall enter into the congrega 
tion of the Lord in their third gene 
ration. 

9 When the host goeth forth against 
thine enemies, then keep thee from 
every wicked thing. 

10 If there be among you any man, 
that is not clean by reason of un- 
cleanness that chanceth him by night, 
then shall he go abroad out of the 
camp, he shall not come within the 
camp ; 

11 But it shall be, when evening 
cometh on, he shall wash himself 
with water; and when the sun is 
down, he shall come into the camp 
again. 

12 Thou shalt have a place also 
without the camp, whither thou shalt 
go forth abroad : 

13 And thou s*halt have a paddle 
upon thy weapon ; and it shall be, 
when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, 
thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt 
turn back and cover that which com 
eth from thee ; 

14 For the Lord thy God walketh 
in the midst of thy camp, to deliver 
thee, and to give up thine enemies 
before thee ; therefore shall thy camp 
be holy ; that he see no unclean thing 
in thee, and turn away from thee. 

15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his 
master the servant which is escaped 
from his master unto thee; 

16 He shall dwell with thee, even 
among you, in that place which he 
shall choose in one of thy gates, 
where it liketh him best ; thou shalt 
not oppress him. 




17 There shall be no whore of the 
daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite 
of the sons of Israel. 

18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of 
a whore, or the price of a dog, into 
the house of the Lord thy God fo 
any vow; for even both these 
abomination unto the Lord thy Goc 

19 Thou shalt not lend upon usui 
to thy brother; usury of money, 
usury of victuals, usury of any thing 
that is lent upon usury ; 

20 Unto a stranger thou mayest 
lend upon usury ; but unto thy bro 
ther thou shalt not lend upon usury ; 
that the Lord thy God may bless 
thee in all that thou settest thine 
hand to in the land whither thou 
goest to possess it. 

21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto 
the Lord thy God, thou shalt not 
slack to pay it ; for the Lord thy 
God will surely require it of thee : 
and it would be sin in thee. 

22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, 
it shall be no sin in thee. 

23 That which is gone out of thy 
lips thou shalt keep and perform; 
even a freewill offering, according as 
thou hast vowed unto the Lord thy 
God, which thou hast promised with 
thy mouth. 

24 When thou comest into thy 
neighbour's vineyard, then thou may 
est eat grapes thy fill at thine own 
pleasure ; but thou shalt not put any 
in thy vessel. 

25 When thou comest into the stand 
ing corn of thy neighbour, then thou 
mayest pluck the ears with thine hand ; 
but thou shalt not move a sickle unto 
thy neighbour's standing corn. 

CHAPTER XXIV. 

Of divorce, pledges, man-stealers, leprosy, 
justice, and charity. 

WHEN a man hath taken a wife, 
and married her, and it come 
to pass that she find no favour in his 
eyes, because he hath found some un- 
cleanness in her ; then let him write 
her a bill of divorcement, and give 
it in her hand, and send her out of 
his house. 

2 And when she is departed, out of 
his house, she may go and be an 
other man's wife. 

3 And if the latter husband hate 
her, and write her a bill of divorce 
ment, and giveth it in her hand, and 



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sendeth her out of his house ; or if 
the latter husband die, which took 
her to be his wife ; 

4 Her former husband which sent 
her away, may not take her again to 
be his wife, after that she is denied ; 
for that is abomination before the 
Lord ; and thou shalt not cause the 
land to sin, which the Lord thy God 
git 3th thee for an inheritance. 

5 When a man hath taken a new 
wife, he shall not go out to war, nei 
ther shall he be charged with any 
business; but he shall be -free at 
home one year, and shall cheer up 
his wife which he hath taken. 

6 No man shall take the nether or 
the upper millstone to pledge ; for he 
taketh a man's life to pledge. 

7 If a man be found stealing any 
of his brethren of the children of Is 
rael, and maketh merchandise of him, 
or selleth him ; then that thief shall 
die ; and thou shalt put evil away 
from among you. 

8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, 
that thou observe diligently, and do 
according to all that the priests the 
Levites shall teach you; as I com 
manded them, so ye shall observe to do. 

9 Remember what the Lord thy God 
did unto Miriam by the way, after 
that ye were come forth out of Egypt. 

10 When thou dost lend thy brother 
any thing, thou shalt not go into his 
house to fetch his pledge. 

11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and 
the mail to whom thou dost lend shall 
bring out the pledge abroad unto 
thee. 

12 And if the man be poor, thou 
shalt not sleep with his pledge ; 

13 In any case thou shalt deliver 
him the pledge again when the sun 
goeth down, that he may sleep in his 
own raiment, and bless thee ; and it 
shall be righteousness unto thee before 
the Lord thy God. 

14 Thou shalt not oppress a hired 
servant that is poor and needy, 
whether he be of thy brethren, or of 
thy strangers that are in thy land 
within thy gates; 

15 At his day thou shalt give him 
his hire, neither shall the sun go 
down upon it; for he is poor, and 
setteth his heart upon it; lest he cry 
against thee unto the Lord, and it be 
sin unto thee. 



16 The fathers shall not be put to 
death for the children, neither shall 
the children be put to death for the 
fathers ; every man shall be put to 
death for his own sin. 

17 Thou shalt not pervert the judg 
ment of the stranger, nor of the 
fatherless ; nor take a widow's rai 
ment to pledge ; 

18 But thou shalt remember that 
thou wast a bond man in Egypt, and 
the Lord thy God redeemed thee 
thence ; therefore I command thee to 
do this thing. 

19 When thou cuttest down thine 
harvest in thy field, and hast forgot 
a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go 
again to fetch it; it shall be for the 
stranger, for the fatherless, and for 
the widow; that the Lord thy God 
may bless thee in all the work of 
thine hands. 

20 When thou beatest thine olive 
tree, thou shalt not go over the 
boughs again ; it shall be for the 
stranger, for the fatherless, and for 
the widow. 

21 When thou gatherest the grapes 
of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean 
it afterward; it shall be for the 
stranger, for the fatherless, and for 
the widow. 

22 And thou shalt remember that 
thou wast a bond man in the land of 
Egypt ; therefore I command thee to 
do this thing. 

CHAPTER XXV. 

Stripes must not exceed forty The ox not to 
be muzzled Of raising seed unto a brother 
The immodest woman Unjust weights 
The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out. 

IF there be a controversy between 
men, and they come unto judg 
ment, that the judges maj judge 
them ; then they shall justify the 
righteous, and condemn the wicked. 

2 And it shall be, if the wicked man 
be worthy to be beaten, that the judge 
shall cause him to lie down, and to be 
beaten before his face, according to 
his fault, by a certain number. 

3 Forty stripes he may give him, 
and not exceed; lest, if he should 
exceed, and beat him above these 
with many stripes, then thy brother 
should seem vile unto thee. 

4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox 
when he treadeth out the corn. 

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one of them die, and have no child, 
the wife of the dead shall not marry 
without unto a stranger; her hus 
band's brother shall go in unto her, 
and take her to him to wife, and per 
form the duty of a husband's brother 
unto her. 

6 And it shall be, that the first-born 
which she beareth shall succeed in the 
name of his brother which is dead, 
that his name be not put out of 
Israel. 

7 And if the man like not to take 
his brother's wife, then let his bro 
ther's wife go up to the gate unto the 
elders, and say, My husband's brother 
refuseth to raise up unto his brother 
a name in Israel, he will not perform 
the duty of my husband's brother. 

8 Then the elders of his city shall 
call him, and speak unto him ; and 
if he stand to it, and say, I like not 
to take her ; 

9 Then shall his brother's wife come 
unto him in the presence of the elders, 
and loose his shoe from off his foot, 
and spit in his face, and shall answer 
and say, So shall it be done unto that 
man that will not build up his bro 
ther's house. 

10 And his name shall be called in 
Israel, The house of him that hath 
his shoe loosed. 

11 When men strive together one 
with another, and the wife of the one 
draweth near for to deliver her 
husband out of the hand of him that 
smiteth him, and putteth forth her 
hand, and taketh him by the secrets ; 

12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, 
thine eye shall not pity her. 

13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag 
divers weights, a great and a small ; 

14 Thou shalt nothave in thine house 
divers measures, a great and a small ; 

15 But thou shalt have a perfect 
and just weight, a perfect and just 
measure shalt thou have; that thy 
days may be lengthened in the land 
which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

16 For all that do such things, and 
all that do unrighteously, are an 
abomination unto the Lord thy God. 

17 Remember what Amalek did 
unto thee by the way, when ye were 
come forth out of Egypt ; 

18 How he met thee by the way, 
and smote the hindmost of thee, even 
all that were feeble behind thee, when 



thou wast faint and weary; atd he 
feared not God. 

19 Therefore it shall be, when the 
Lord thy God hath given thee rest 
from all thine enemies round about, 
in the land which the Lord thy God 
giveth thee for an inheritance to 
possess it, that thou shalt blot out the 
remembrance of Amalek from under 
heaven ; thou shalt not forget it. 

CHAPTER XXVI. 

Of first-fruits Third year's tithes The 
covenant between God and the people. 

AND it shall be, when thou art 
come in unto the land which tho 
Lord thy God giveth thee for an 
inheritance, and possessest it, and 
dwellest therein ; 

2 That thou shalt take of the first 
of all the fruit of the earth, which 
thou shalt bring of thy land that the 
Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt 
put it in a basket, and shalt go unto 
the place which the Lord thy God 
shall choose to place his name there. 

3 And thou shalt go unto the priest 
that shall be in those days, and say 
unto him, I profess this day unto the 
Lord thy God, that I am come unto 
the country which the Lord sware 
unto our fathers for to give us. 

4 And the priest shall ta.ke the 
basket out of thine hand, and set it 
down before the altar of the Lord thy 
God. 

5 And thou shalt speak and say 
before the Lord thy God, A Syrian 
ready to perish was my father ; and 
he went down into Egypt, and so 
journed there with a few, and became 
there a nation, great, mighty, and 
populous ; 

6 And the Egyptians evil entreated 
us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us 
hard bondage ; 

7 And when we cried unto the Lord 
God of our fathers, the Lord heard 
our voice, and looked on our affliction, 
and our labour, and our oppression ; 

8 And the Lord brought us forth out 
of Egypt with a mighty hand, and 
with an out-stretched arm, and with 
great terribleness, and with signs, 
and with wonders; 

9 And he hath brought us into this 
place, and hath given us this land, 
even a land that floweth with milk 
and honey. 

10 And now. behold, I have brought 



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the first-fruits of the land, which thou, 
Lord, hast given me. And thou 
ihalt set it before the Lord thy God, 
and worship before the Lord thy God ; 

11 And thou shalt rejoice in every 
good thing which the Lord thy God 
hath given unto thee, and unto thine 
house, thou, and the Levite, and the 
stranger that is among you. 

12 When thou hast made an end of 
tithing all the tithes of thine increase 
the third year, which is the year of 
tithing, and hast given it unto the 
Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, 
and the widow, that they may eat 
within thy gates, and be filled; 

13 Then thou shalt say before the 
Lord thy God, I have brought away 
the hallowed things out of mine house, 
and also have given them unto the 
Levite, and unto the stranger, to the 
fatherless, and to the widow, accord 
ing to all thy commandments which 
thou hast commanded me; I have 
not transgressed thy commandments, 
neither have I forgotten them ; 

14 I have not eaten thereof in my 
mourning, neither have I taken away 
aught thereof for any unclean use, 
nor given aught thereof for the dead; 
but I have hearkened to the voice of 
the Lord my God, and have done 
according to all that thou hast com 
manded me. 

15 Look down from thy holy ha 
bitation, from heaven, and bless thy 
people Israel, and the land which 
thou hast given us, as thou swarest 
unto our fathers, a land that floweth 
with milk and honey. 

16 This day the Lord thy God hath 
commanded thee to do these statutes 
and judgments ; thou shalt therefore 
keep and do them with all thine heart, 
and with all thy soul. 

17 Thou hast avouched the Lord this 
day to be thy God, and to walk in his 
ways, and keep his statutes, and his 
commandments, and his judgments, 
and to hearken unto his voice ; 

18 And the Lord hath avouched thee 
this day to be his peculiar people, as he 
hath promised thee, and that thou 
shouldestkeep all his commandments; 

19 And to make thee high above all 
nations which he hath made, in praise, 
and in name, and in honour; and that 
thou mayest be a holy people unto the 
Lord thy God, as he hath spoken. 

21 Q 



CHAPTER XXVII. 

The people to write the law upon stones, and 
to build an altar The tribes divided The 
curses pronounced. 

A ND Moses with the elders of Israel 
jLJL commanded the people, saying, 
Keep all the commandments which I 
command you this day. 

2 And it shall be, on the day when 
ye shall pass over Jordan unto the 
land which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee, that thou shalt set thee up 
great stones, and plaster them with 
plaster ; 

3 And thou shalt write upon them 
all the words of this law, when thou 
art passed over, that thou mayest go 
in unto the land which the Lord thy 
God giveth thee, a land that floweth 
with milk and honey; as the Lord 
God of thy fathers hath promised 
thee. 

4 Therefore it shall be when ye be 
gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up 
these stones, which I command you 
this day, in mount Ebal, and thou 
shalt plaster them with plaster. 

5 And there shalt thou build an altar 
unto the Lord thy God, an altar of 
stones ; thou shalt not lift up any iron 
tool upon them. 

6 Thou shalt build the altar of the 
Lord thy God of whole stones; and 
thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon 
unto the Lord thy God; 

7 And thou shalt offer peace offer 
ings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice 
before the Lord thy God. 

8 And thou shalt write upon the 
stones all the words of this law very 
plainly. 

9 And Moses and the priests the Le- 
vites spake unto all Israel, saying, 
Take heed, and hearken, Israel; 
this day thou art become the people 
of the Lord thy God. 

10 Thou shalt therefore obey the 
voice of the Lord thy God, and do 
his commandments and his statutes, 
which I command thee this day. 

11 And Moses charged the people 
the same day, saying, 

12 These shall stand upon mount 
Gerizim to bless the people, when ye 
are come over Jordan ; Simeon, and 
Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and 
Joseph, and Benjamin: 

13 And these shall stand upon mount 
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Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naph- 
tali. 

14 And the Levites shall speak, and 
say unto all the men of Israel with a 
loud voice, 

15 Cursed be the man that maketh 
any graven or molten image, an abom 
ination unto the Lord, the work of 
the hands of the craftsman, and put- 
teth it in a secret place ; and all the 
people shall answer and say, Amen. 

16 Cursed be he that setteth light by 
his father or his mother ; and all the 
people shall say, Amen. 

17 Cursed be he that removeth his 
neighbour's land-mark; and all the 
people shall say, Amen. 

18 Cursed be he that maketh the 
blind to wander out of the way ; and 
all the people shall say, Amen. 

19 Cursed be he that perverteth the 
judgment of the stranger, fatherless, 
and widow ; and all the people shall 
say, Amen. 

20 Cursed be he that lieth with his 
father's wife ; because he uncovereth 
his father's skirt; and all the people 
shall say, Amen. 

21 Cursed be he that lieth with any 
manner of beast; and all the people 
shall say, Amen. 

22 Cursed be he that lieth with his 
sister, the daughter of his father, or 
the daughter of his mother ; and all 
the people shall say, Amen. 

23 Cursed be he that lieth with his 
mother-in-law ; and all the people 
shall say, Amen. 

24 Cursed be he that smiteth his 
neighbour secretly; and all the people 
shall say, Amen. 

25 Cursed be he that taketh reward 
to slay an innocent person; and all 
the people shall say, Amen. 

26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not 
all the words of this law to do them ; 
and all the people shall say, Amen. 

CHAPTER XXVIII. 

TJie blessings for obedience The curses for 
disobedience. 

AND it shall come to pass, if thou 
shalt hearken diligently unto the 
voice of the Lord thy God, to observe 
and to do all his commandments which 
I command thee this day, that the 
Lord thy God will set thee on high 
above all nations of the earth ; 

2 And all these blessings shall come 
on thee, and overtake thee, if thou 



shalt hearken unto the voice of the 
Lord thy God. 

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, 
and blessed shalt thou be in the 
field. 

4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy 
body, and the fruit of thy ground, 
and the fruit of thy cattle, the in 
crease of thy kine, and the flocks of 
thy sheep. 

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and 
thy store. 

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou 
comest in, and blessed shalt thou be 
when thou goest out. 

7 The Lord shall cause thine ene 
mies that rise up against thee to be 
smitten before thy face; they shall 
come out against thee one way, and 
flee before thee seven ways. 

8 The Lord shall command the bless 
ing upon thee in thy storehouses, and 
in all that thou settest thine hand 
unto ; and he shall bless thee in the 
land which the Lord thy God giveth 
thee. 

9 The Lord shall establish thee a 
holy people unto himself, as he hath 
sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep 
the commandments of the Lord thy 
God, and walk in his ways. 

10 And all people of the earth shall 
see that thou art called by the name 
of the Lord ; and they shall be afraid 
of thee. 

11 And the Lord shall make thee 
plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy 
body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, 
and in the fruit of thy ground, in the 
land which the Lord sware unto thy 
fathers to give thee. 

12 The Lord shall open unto thee 
his good treasure, the heaven to give 
the rain unto thy land in his season, 
and to bless all the work of thine 
hand ; and thou shalt lend unto many 
nations, and thou shalt not borrow. 

13 And the Lord shall make thee 
the head, and not the tail; and thou 
shalt be above only, and thou shalt 
not be beneath; if that thou hearken 
unto the commandments of the Lord 
thy God, which I command thee this 
day, to observe and to do them ; 

14 And thou shalt not go aside 
from any of the words which I com 
mand thee this day, to the right 
hand, or to the left, to gc after othet 
gods to serve them. 



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15 But it shall cume Co pass, if thou 
wilt not hearken unto the voice of 
the Lord thy God, to observe to 
do all his commandments and his 
statutes which I command thee this 
day ; that all these curses shall come 
upon thee, and overtake thee ; 

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, 
and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and 
thy store. 

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy 
body, and the fruit of thy land, the 
increase of thy kine, and the flocks 
of thy sheep. 

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou 
comest in, and cursed shalt thou be 
when thou goest out, 

20 The Lord shall send upon thee 
cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all 
that thou settest thine hand unto for 
to do, until thou be destroyed, and 
until thou perish quickly ; because of 
the wickedness of thy doings, where 
by thou hast forsaken me. 

21 The Lord shall make the pesti 
lence cleave unto thee, until he have 
consumed thee from off the land, 
whither thou goest to possess it. 

22 The Lord shall smite thee with a 
consumption, and with a fever, and 
with an inflammation, and with an 
extreme burning, and with the sword, 
and with blasting and with mildew ; 
and they shall pursue thee until thou 
perish. 

23 And thy heaven that is over thy 
head shall be brass, and the earth 
that is under thee shall be iron. 

24 The Lord shall make the rain of 
thy land powder and dust: from hea 
ven shall it come down upon thee, 
until thou be destroyed. 

25 The Lord shall cause thee to be 
smitten before thine enemies; thou 
shalt go out one way against them, 
and flee seven ways before them ; and 
shalt be removed into all the king 
doms of the earth. 

26 And thy carcass shall be meat 
unto all fowls of the air, and unto the 
beasts of the earth, and no man shall 
fray them away. 

27 The Lord will smite thee with 
the botch of Egypt, and with the 
emerods, and with the scab, and with 
the itch whereof thou canst not be 
healed. ' 

28 The Lord shall smtte thee with 



madness, and blindness, and astonish 
ment of heart; 

29 And thou shalt grope at noon 
day, as the blind gropeth in dark 
ness, and thou shalt not prosper in 
thy ways : and thou shalt be only op 
pressed and spoiled evermore, and 
no man shall save thee. 

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and 
another man shall lie with her; thou 
shalt build a house, and thou shalt 
not dwell therein; thou shalt plant a 
vineyard, and shalt not gather the 
grapes therof. 

31 Thine ox shall be slain before 
thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat 
thereof; thine ass shall be violently 
taken away from before thy face, and 
shall not be restored to thee; thy 
sheep shall be given unto thine ene 
mies, and thou shalt have none to 
rescue them. 

32 Thy sons and thy daughters 
shall be given unto another people, 
and thine eyes shall look, and fail 
with longing for them all the day 
long; and there shall be no might in 
thine hand. 

33 The fruit of thy land, and all 
thy labours, shall a nation which 
thou knowest not eat up ; and thou 
shalt be only oppressed and crushed 
alway ; 

34 So that thou shalt be mad for 
the sight of thine eyes which thou 
shalt see. 

35 The Lord shall smite thee in the 
knees, and in the legs, with a sore 
botch that cannot be healed, from 
the sole of thy foot unto the top of 
thy head. 

36 The Lord shall bring thee, and 
thy king which thou shalt set over 
thee, unto a nation which neither 
thou nor thy fathers have known; 
and there shalt thou serve other gods, 
wood and stone. 

37 And thou shalt become an as 
tonishment, a proverb, and a by- word, 
among all nations whither the Lord 
shall lead thee. 

38 Thou shalt carry much seed out 
into the field, and shalt gather but 
little in ; for the locust shall consume 
it. 

39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and 
dress them, but shalt neither drink 
of the wine, nor gather the grapes; 
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40 Thou shalt have olive trees 
throughout all thy coasts, but thou 
shalt not anoint thyself with the oil ; 
for thine olive shall cast his fruit. 

41 Thou shalt beget sons and 
daughters, but thou shalt not en 
joy them; for they shall go into 
captivity. 

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy 
land shall the locust consume. 

43 The stranger that is within thee 
shall get up above thee very high ; 
and thou shalt come down very low. 

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou 
shalt not lend to him; he shall be 
the head, and thou shalt be the tail. 

45 Moreover, all these curses shall 
come upon thee, and shall pursue 
thee, and overtake thee, till thou be 
destroyed; because thou hearkenedst 
not unto the voice of the Lord thy 
God, to keep his commandments and 
his statutes which he commanded 
thee. 

46 And they shall be upon thee for 
a sign and for a wonder, and upon 
thy seed for ever. 

47 Because thou servedst not the 
Lord thy God with joyfulness, and 
with gladness of heart, for the abun 
dance of all things ; 

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine 
enemies, which the Lord shall send 
against thee, in hunger and in thirst, 
and in nakedness, and in want of all 
things ; and he shall put a yoke of 
iron upon thy neck, until he have 
destroyed thee. 

49 The Lord shall bring a nation 
against thee from far, from the end 
of the earth, as swift as the eagle 
flieth ; a nation whose tongue thou 
shalt not understand ; 

50 A nation of fierce countenance, 
which shall not regard the person of 
the old, nor show favour to the 
young ; 

51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy 
cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until 
thou be destroyed; which also shall 
not leave thee either corn, wine, or 
oil, or the increase of thy kine, or 
flocks of thy sheep, until he have 
destroyed thee. 

52 And he shall besiege thee in 
all thy gates, until thy high and 
fenced walls come down, wherein 
thou trustedst, throughout all thy 
land ; and he shall besiege thee in all 



thy gates throughout all thy land, 
which the Lord thy God hath given 
thee. 

53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of 
thine own body, the flesh of thy 
sons and of thy daughters, which 
the Lord thy God hath given thee, 
in the siege, and in the straitness, 
wherewith thine enemies shall dis 
tress thee ; 

54 So that the man that is tender 
among you, and very delicate, his 
eye shall be evil toward his brother, 
and toward the wife of his bosom, 
and toward the remnant of his chil 
dren which he shall leave ; 

55 So that he will not give to any 
of them of the flesh of his children 
whom he shall eat; because he hath 
nothing left him in the siege, and 
in the straitness, wherewith thine 
enemies shall distress thee in all thy 
gates. 

56 The tender and delicate woman 
among you, which would not adven 
ture to set the sole of her foot upon 
the ground for delicateness and ten 
derness, her eye shall be evil to 
ward the husband of her bosom, and 
toward her son, and toward her 
daughter, 

57 And toward her young one that 
cometh out from between her feet, 
and toward her children which she 
shall bear; for she shall eat them 
for want of all things secretly in the 
siege and straitness, wherewith thine 
enemy shall distress thee in thy 
gates. 

58 If thou wilt not observe to do 
all the words of this law that are 
written in this book, that thou may- 
est fear this glorious and fearful 
name, THE LORD THY GOD ; 

59 Then the Lord will make thy 
plagues wonderful, and the plagues 
of thy seed, even great plagues, and 
of long continuance, and sore sick 
nesses, and of long continuance. 

60 Moreover he will bring upon 
thee all the diseases of Egypt, which 
thou wast afraid of; and they shall 
cleave unto thee. 

61 Also every sickness, and every 
plague, which is not written in the 
book of this law, them will the Lord 
bring upon thee, until thou be de 
stroyed. 

62 And ye shall be left tew in nura- 



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ber, whereas ye were as the stars of 
heaven for multitude; because thou 
wouldest not obey the voice of the 
Lord thy God. 

63 And it shall come to pass, that 
as the Lord rejoiced over you to do 
you good, and to multiply you ; so 
the Lord will rejoice over you to 
destroy you, and to bring you to 
naught; and ye shall be plucked 
from off the land whither thou goest 
to possess it. 

64 And the Lord shall scatter thee 
among all people, from the one end 
of the earth even unto the other; 
and there thou shalt serve other 
gods, which neither thou nor thy 
fathers have known, even wood and 
stone. 

65 And among these nations shalt 
thou find no ease, neither shall the 
sole of thy foot have rest ; but the 
Lord shall give thee there a trem 
bling heart, and failing of eyes, and 
sorrow of mind; 

66 And thy life shall hang in doubt 
before thee ; and thou shalt fear day 
and night, and shalt have none as 
surance of thy life ; 

67 In the morning thou shalt say, 
Would God it were even ! and at 
even thou shalt say, Would God it 
were morning ! for the fear of thine 
heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and 
for the sight of thine eyes which thou 
shalt see. 

68 And the Lord shall bring thee 
into Egypt again with ships, by the 
way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou 
shalt see it no more again ; and there 
ye shall be sold unto your enemies 
for bond men and bond women, and 
no man shall buy you. 

CHAPTER XXIX. 

Moses exhorteth to obedience All are pre 
sented before the Lord to enter into his cove 
nant Secret things belong unto God. 
THESE are the words of the cove 
nant, which the Lord command 
ed Moses to make with the children 
of Israel in the land of Moab, besides 
the covenant which he made with 
them in Horeb. 

2 And Moses called unto all Israel, 
and said unto them, Ye have seen 
all that the Lord did before your 
eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pha 
raoh, and unto all his servants, and 
unto all his land ; 
21* 



3 The great temptations which 
thine eyes have seen, the signs, and 
those great miracles ; 

4 Yet the Lord hath not given you 
a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, 
and ears to hear, unto this day. 

5 And I have led you forty years 
in the wilderness ; your clothes are 
not waxen old upon you, and thy 
shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. 

6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither 
have ye drunk wine or strong drink; 
that ye might know that I am the 
Lord your God. 

7 And when ye came unto this 
place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, 
and Og the king of Bashan, came 
out against us unto battle, and vre 
smote them ; 

8 And we took their land, and gave 
it for an inheritance unto the Reu- 
benites, and the Gadites, and to the 
half tribe of Manasseh. 

9 Keep therefore the words of this 
covenant, and do them, that ye may 
prosper in all that ye do. 

10 Ye stand this day all of you 
before the Lord your God; your 
captains of your tribes, your elders, 
and your officers, with all the men of 
Israel, 

11 Your little ones, your wives, and 
thy stranger that is in thy camp, 
from the hewer of thy wood unto the 
drawer of thy water ; 

12 That thou shouldest enter into 
covenant with the Lord thy God, 
and into his oath, which the Lord 
thy God maketh with thee this day ; 

13 That he may establish thee to 
day for a people unto himself, and 
that he may be unto thee a God, as 
he hath said unto thee, and as he 
hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abra 
ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 

14 Neither with you only do I make 
this covenant and this oath ; 

15 But with him that standeth here 
with us this day before the Lord our 
God, and also with him that is not 
here with us this day ; 

16 (For ye know how we have 
dwelt in the land of Egypt; and 
how we came through the nations 
which ye passed by ; 

17 And ye have seen their abomi 
nations, and their idols, wood and 
stone, silver and gold, which were 
among them ;) 



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18 Le^t there should be among you 
man, or woman, or family, or tribe, 
^rhose heart turueth away this day 
fiom *.he Lord our God, to go and 
serve the gods of these nations ; lest 
there should be among you a root 
that beareth gall and wormwood ; 

19 And it come to pass, when he 
heareth the words of this curse, that 
he bless himself in his heart, saying, 
I shall have peace, though I walk in 
the imagination of mine heart, to 
add drunkenness to thirst ; 

20 The Lord will not spare him, 
but then the anger of the Lord and 
his jealousy shall smoke against that 
man, and all the curses that are writ 
ten in this book shall lie upon him, 
and the Lord shall blot out his name 
from under heaven. 

21 And the Lord shall separate 
him unto evil out of all the tribes of 
Israel, according to all the curses of 
the covenant that are written in this 
book of the law ; 

22 So that the generation to come 
of your children that shall rise up 
after you, and the stranger that shall 
come from a far land, shall say, when 
they see the plagues of that land, and 
the sicknesses which the Lord hath 
laid upon it; 

23 And that the whole land thereof 
is brimstone, and salt, ane ourning, 
that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor 
any grass groweth therein, like the 
overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, 
Admah and Zeboim, which the Lord 
overthrew in his anger, and in his 
wrath ; 

24 Even all nations shall say, 
Wherefore hath the Lord done thus 
unto this land? what meaneth the 
heat of this great anger ? 

25 Then men shall say, Because 
they have forsaken the covenant of 
the Lord God of their fathers, which 
he made with them when he brought 
them forth out of the land of Egypt ; 

26 For they went and served other 
gods, and worshipped them, gods 
whom they knew not, and whom he 
had not given unto them ; 

27 And the anger of the Lord was 
kindled against this land, to bring 
upon it all the curses that are written 
in this book ; 

28 And the Lord rooted them out 
of their land in anger, and in wrath, 



and in great indignation, and cast 
them into another land, as it is this 
day. 

29 The secret things belong unto 
the Lord our God ; but those things 
which are revealed belong unto us 
and to our children for ever, that we 
may do all the words of this law. 

CHAPTER XXX. 

Mercies promised unto the repentant The 
commandment manifest Death and l\fe 
set before them. 

AND it shall come to pass, when 
all these things are come upon 
thee, the blessing and the curse, 
which I have set before thee, and 
thou shalt call them to mind among 
all the nations, whither the Lord thy 
God hath driven thee, 

2 And shalt return unto the Lord 
thy God, and shalt obey his voice 
according to all that I command thee 
this day, thou and thy children, 
with all thine heart, and with all 
thy soul; 

3 That then the Lord thy God will 
turn thy captivity, and have com 
passion upon thee, and will return 
and gather thee from all the nations, 
whither the Lord thy God hath scat 
tered thee. 

4 If any of thine be driven out 
unto the outmost parts of heaven, 
from thence will the Lord thy God 
gather thee, and from thence will he 
fetch thee ; 

5 And the Lord thy God will bring 
thee into the land which thy fathers 
possessed, and thou shalt possess it; 
and he will do thee good, and mul 
tiply thee above thy fathers. 

6 And the Lord thy God will cir 
cumcise thine heart, and the heart of 
thy seed, to love the Lord thy God 
with all thine heart, and with all thy 
soul, that thou mayest live. 

7 And the Lord thy God will put 
all these curses upon thine enemies, 
and on them that hate thee, which 
persecuted thee. 

8 And thou shalt return and obey 
the voice of the Lord, and do all his 
commandments which I command 
thee this day. 

9 And the Lord thy God will make 
thee plenteous in every work of thine 
hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in 
the fruit of thy cattle, and in the 
fruit of thy land, for good; for the 



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Lord will again rejoice over thee for 
good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers ; 

10 If thou shalt hearken unto the 
voice of the Lord thy God, to keep 
his commandments and his statutes 
which are written in this book of the 
law, and if thou turn unto the Lord 
thy God with all thine heart, and 
with all thy soul. 

11 For this commandment which I 
command thee this day, it is not 
hidden from thee, neither is it far 
off. 

12 It is not in heaven, that thou 
shouldest say, Who shall go up for 
us to heaven, and bring it unto us, 
that we may hear it, and do it ? 

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, 
that thou shouldest say, Who shall 
go over the sea for us, and bring it 
unto us, that we may hear it, and 
do it? 

14 But the word is very nigh unto 
thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, 
that thou mayest do it. 

15 See, I have set before thee this 
day life and good, and death and 
evil ; 

16 In that I command thee this day 
to love the Lord thy God, to walk in 
his ways, and to keep his command 
ments, and his statutes, and his judg 
ments, that thou mayest live and 
multiply; and the Lord thy God 
shall bless thee in the land whither 
thou goest to possess it. 

17 But if thine heart turn away, so 
that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be 
drawn away, and worship other gods, 
and serve them ; 

18 I denounce unto you this day, 
that ye shall surely perish, and that 
ye shall not prolong your days upon 
the land, whither thou passest over 
Jordan to go to possess it. 

19 I call heaven and earth to re 
cord this day against you, that I 
have set before you life and death, 
blessing and cursing ; therefore choose 
life, that both thou and thy seed may 
live; 

20 That thou mayest love the Lord 
thy God, and that thou mayest obey 
his voice, and that thou mayest cleave 
unto him ; for he is thy life, and the 
length of thy days; that thou may 
est dwell in the land which the Lord 
sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, 
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. 



CHAPTER XXXI. 



Moses encourageth Joshua and the, people 
His charge to Joshua Moses delivereth th 
book of the law to the Levites to keep He 
maketh a protestation to the elders. 

AND Moses went and spake these 
words unto all Israel. 

2 And he said unto them, I am a, 
hundred and twenty years old this 
day ; I can no more go out and come 
in ; also the Lord hath said unto me, 
Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 

3 The Lord thy God, he will go over 
before thee, and he will destroy these 
nations from before thee, and thou 
shalt possess them ; and Joshua, he 
shall go over before thee, as the Lord 
hath said. 

4 And the Lord shall do unto them 
as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings 
of the Amorites, and unto the land 
of them, whom he destroyed. 

5 And the Lord shall give them up 
before your face, that ye may do 
unto them according unto all the 
commandments which I have com 
manded you. 

6 Be strong and of a good courage, 
fear not, nor be afraid of them; for 
the Lord thy God, he it is that doth 
go with thee; he will not fail thee, 
nor forsake thee. 

7 And Moses called unto Joshua, 
and said unto him in the sight of all 
Israel, Be strong and of a good cour 
age; for thou must go with this 
people unto the land which the Lord 
hath sworn unto their fathers to give 
them ; and thou shalt cause them to 
inherit it. 

8 And the Lord, he it is that doth 
go before thee ; he will be with thee, 
he will not fail thee, neither forsake 
thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. 

9 And Moses wrote this law, and 
delivered it unto the priests the sons 
of Levi, which bare the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord, and unto all 
the elders of Israel. 

10 And Moses commanded them, 
saying, At the end of every seven 
years, in the solemnity of the year of 
release, in the feast of tabernacles, 

11 When all Israel is come to ap 
pear before the Lord thy God in the 
place which he shall choose, thou 
shalt read this law before all Israel 
in their hearing. 

12 Gather the people together, men, 



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and women, and children, and thy 
stranger that is within thy gates, that 
they may hear, and that they may 
learn, and fear the Lord your God, 
and ohserve to do all the words of 
this law ; 

13 And that their children, which 
have not known any thing, may hear, 
and learn to fear the Lord your God, 
as long as ye live in the land whither 
ye go over Jordan to possess it. 

14 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Behold, thy days approach that thou 
must die ; call Joshua, and present 
yourselves in the tabernacle of the 
congregation, that I may give him a 
charge. And Moses and Joshua went, 
and presented themselves in the ta 
bernacle of the congregation. 

15 And the Lord appeared in the 
tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud ; and 
the pillar of the cloud stood over the 
door of the tabernacle. 

16 And the Lord said unto Moses, 
Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fa 
thers ; and this people will rise up, 
and go a whoring after the gods of 
the strangers of the land, whither 
they go to be among them, and will 
forsake me and break my covenant 
which I have made with them. 

17 Then my anger shall be kindled 
against them in that day, and I will 
forsake them, and I will hide my face 
from them, and they shall be devour 
ed, and many evils and troubles shall 
befall them ; so that they will say in 
that day, Are not these evils come 
upon us, because our God is not 
among us ? 

18 And I will surely hide my face 
in that day for all the evils which 
they shall have wrought, in that they 
are turned unto other gods. 

19 Now therefore write ye this song 
for you, and teach it the children of 
Israel ; put it in their mouths, that 
this song may be a witness for me 
against the children of Israel. 

20 For when I shall have brought 
them into the land which I sware 
unto their fathers, that floweth with 
milk and honey ; and they shall have 
eaten and filled themselves, and wax 
en fat ; then will they turn unto other 
gods, and serve them, and provoke 
me, and break my covenant. 

21 And it shall come to pass, when 
many evils and troubles are befallen 



them, that this song shall testify 
against them as a witness ; for it 
shall not be forgotten out of the 
mouths of their seed ; for I know 
their imagination which they go 
about, even now, before I have 
brought them into the land which 
I sware. 

22 Moses therefore wrote this song 
the same day, and taught it the chil 
dren of Israel. 

23 And he gave Joshua the son of 
Nun a charge, and said, Be strong 
and of a good courage ; for thou 
shalt bring the children of Israel 
into the land which I sware unto 
them ; and I will be with thee. 

24 And it came to pass, when Mo 
ses had made an end of writing the 
words of this law in a book, until 
they were finished, 

25 That Moses commanded the Le- 
vites, which bare the ark of the cov 
enant of the Lord, saying, 

26 Take this book of the law, and 
put it in the side of the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord your God, that 
it may be there for a witness against 
thee. 

27 For I know thy rebellion, and 
thy stiff neck j behold, while I am 
yet alive with you this day, ye have 
been rebellious against the Lord; 
and how much more after my death ? 

28 Gather unto me all the elders of 
your tribes, and your officers, that I 
may speak these words in their ears, 
and call heaven and earth to record 
against them. 

29 For I know that after my death 
ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, 
and turn aside from the way which I 
have commanded you; and evil will 
befall you in the latter days ; because 
ye will do evil in the sight of the 
Lord, to provoke him to anger 
through the work of your hands. 

30 And Moses spake in the ears of 
all the congregation of Israel the 
words of this song, until they were 
ended. 

CHAPTER XXXII. 

Moses's song God sendeth him up to mount 
Nebo, to see the land, and die. 

GIVE ear, ye heavens, and I will 
speak ; and hear, earth, the 
words of my mouth. 

2 My doctrine shall drop as the 
rain, my speech shall distil as the 



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dew, as the small rain upon the ten 
der herb, and as the showers upon 
the grass ; 

3 Because I will publish the name 
of the Lord; ascribe ye greatness 
unto our God. 

4 He is the Rock, his work is per 
fect; for all his ways are judgment; 
a God of truth and without iniquity, 
just and right is he. 

5 They have corrupted themselves, 
their spot is not the spot of his chil 
dren ; they are a perverse and crooked 
generation. 

6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, 
foolish people and unwise ? is not he 
thy father that hath bought thee ? 
hath he not made thee, and estab 
lished thee ? 

7 Remember the days of old, con 
sider the years of many generations; 
ask thy father, and he will show thee; 
thy elders, and they will tell thee. 

8 When the Most High divided to 
the nations their inheritance, when 
he separated the sons of Adam, he 
set the bounds of the people accord 
ing to the number of the children of 
Israel. 

9 For the Lord's portion is his peo 
ple; Jacob is the lot of his inherit 
ance. 

10 He found him in a desert land, 
and in the waste howling wilder 
ness; he led him about, he instructed 
him, he kept him as the apple of his 
eye. 

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, 
fluttereth over her young, spreadeth 
abroad her wings, taketh them, bear- 
eth them on her wings ; 

12 So the Lord alone did lead him, 
and there was no strange god with 
him. 

13 He made him ride on the high 
places of the earth, that he might eat 
the increase of the fields; and he 
made him to suck honey out of the 
rock, and oil out of the flinty rock ; 

14 Butter of kine, and milk of 
sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of 
the breed of Bashan, and goats, with 
the fat of kidneys of wheat ; and thou 
didst drink the pure blood of the 
grape. 

15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and 
kicked ; thou art waxen fat, thou art 
grown thick, thou art covered with 
fatness; then he forsook God which 



made him, and lightly esteemed the 
Rock of his salvation. 

16 They provoked him to jealousy 
with strange gods, with abominations 
provoked they him to anger. 

17 They sacrificed unto devils, not 
to God; to gods whom they knew 
not, to new gods that came newly 
up, whom your fathers feared not. 

13 Of the Rock that begat thee thcu 
art unmindful, and hast forgotten 
God that formed thee. 

19 And when the Lord saw it, he 
abhorred them, because of the pro 
voking of his sons, and of his daugh 
ters. 

20 And he said, I will hide my face 
from them, I will see what their end 
shall be ; for they are a very froward 
generation, children in whom is no 
faith. 

21 They have moved me to jealousy 
with that which i? not God ; they 
have provoked me to anger with 
their vanities ; and I will move them 
to jealousy with those which are not 
a people ; I will provoke them to an 
ger with a foolish nation. 

22 For a fire is kindled in mine an 
ger, and shall burn unto the lowest 
hell, and shall consume the earth 
with her increase, and set on fire the 
foundations of the mountains. 

23 I will heap mischief upon them ; 
I will spend mine arrows upon them. 

24 They shall be burnt with hunger, 
and devoured with burning heat, and 
with bitter destruction ; I will also 
send the teeth of beasts upon them, 
with the poison of serpents of the 
dust. 

25 The sword without, and terror 
within, shall destroy both the young 
man and the virgin, the suckling also 
with the man of gray hairs. 

26 I said, I would scatter them into 
corners, I w'ould make the remem 
brance of them to cease from among 
men; 

27 Were it not that I feared the 
wrath of the enemy, lest their ad 
versaries should behave themselves 
strangely, and lest they should say, 
Our hand is high, and the Lord hath 
not done all this. 

28 For they are a nation void of 
counsel, neither is there any under 
standing in them. 

29 that they were wise, that they 



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understood this, that they would con 
sider their latter end ! 

30 How should one chase a thousand, 
and two put ten thousand to flight, 
except their Rock had sold them, and 
the Lord had shut them up ? 

31 For their rock is not as our Rock, 
even our enemies themselves being 
judges. 

32 For their vine is of the vine of 
Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; 
their grapes are grapes of gall, their 
clusters are bitter; 

33 Their wine is the poison of dra 
gons, and the cruel venom of asps. 

34 Is not this laid up in store with 
me, and sealed up among my trea 
sures ? 

35 To me belongeth vengeance, and 
recompense; their foot shall slide in 
due time ; for the day of their calamity 
is at hand, and the things that shall 
come upon them make haste. 

36 For the Lord shall judge his peo 
ple, and repent himself for his ser 
vants, when he seeth that their power 
is gone, and there is none shut up, or 
left. 

37 And he shall say, Where are their 
gods, their rock in whom they trusted, 

38 Which did eat the fat of their 
sacrifices, and drank the wine of their 
drink, offerings ? let them rise up and 
help you, and be your protection. 

39 See now that I, even I, am he, 
and there is no god with me ; I kill, 
and I make alive ; I wound, and I 
heal; neither is there any that can 
deliver out of my hand. 

40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, 
aud say> I live for ever. 

41 If I whet my glittering sword, 
and mine hand take hold on judg 
ment; I will render vengeance to mine 
enemies, and will reward them that 
hate me. 

42 I will make mine arrows drunk 
with blood, and my sword shall de 
vour flesh; and that with the blood 
of the slain and of the captives, from 
the beginning of revenges upon the 
enemy. 

43 Rejoice, ye nations, with his 
people ; for he will avenge the blood 
of his servants, and will render ven 
geance to his adversaries, and will 
be merciful unto his land, and to his 
people. 

44 And Moses came and spake all 



the words of this song in the ears of 
the people, he, and Hoshea the son 
of Nun. 

45 And Moses made an end of speak 
ing all these words to all Israel; 

46 And he said unto them, Set your 
hearts unto all the words which I 
testify among you this day, which ye 
shall command your children to ob 
serve to do, all the words of this law. 

47 For it is not a vain thing for you; 
because it is your life ; and through 
this thing ye shall prolong your days 
in the land, whither ye go over Jordan 
to possess it. 

48 And the Lord spake unto Mo 
ses that self-same day, saying, 

49 Get thee up into this mountain 
Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is 
in the land of Moab, that is over 
against Jericho ; and behold the land 
of Canaan, which I give unto the 
children of Israel for a possession ; 

50 And die in the mount whither 
thou goest up, and be gathered unto 
thy people ; as Aaron thy brother died 
in mount Hor, and was gathered unto 
his people; 

51 Because ye trespassed against me 
among the children of Israel at the 
waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wil 
derness of Zin ; because ye sanctified 
me not in the midst of the children of 
Israel. 

52 Yet thou shalt see the land before 
thee; but thou shalt not go thither 
unto the land which I give the chil 
dren of Israel. 

CHAPTER XXXIII. 

The majesty of GodTfie bl-essings of tlie. 
tribes. 

AND this is the blessing, where 
with Moses the man of God 
blessed the children of Israel before 
his death. 

2 And he said, The Lord came from 
Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto 
them; he shined forth from mount 
Paran, and he came with ten thou 
sands of saints ; from his right hand 
went a fiery law for them. 

3 Yea, he loved the people ; all his 
saints are in thy hand ; and they sat 
down at thy feet ; every one shall re 
ceive of thy words. 

4 Moses commanded us a law, even 
the inheritance of the congregation 
of Jacob. 

5 And he was king in Jeshurun, 



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when the heads of the people and 
the tribes of Israel were gathered 
together. 

6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and 
let not his men be few. 

7 And this is the blessing of Judah; 
and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of 
Judah, and bring him unto his peo 
ple ; let his hands be sufficient for 
him ; and be thou a help to him from 
his enemies. 

8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thum- 
mim and thy Urim be with thy holy 
one, whom thou didst prove at Mas- 
sah, and with whom thou didst strive 
at the waters of Meribah ; 

9 Who said unto his father and to 
his mother, I have not seen him; 
neither did he acknowledge his bre 
thren, nor knew his own children ; for 
they have observed thy word, and kept 
thy covenant. 

10 They shall teach Jacob thy judg 
ments, and Israel thy law ; they shall 
put incense before thee, and whole 
burnt sacrifice upon thine altar. 

11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and 
accept the work of his hands ; smite 
through the loins of them that rise 
against him, and of them that hate 
him, that they rise not again. 

12 And of Benjamin he said, The 
beloved of the Lord shall dwell in 
safety by him; and the Lord shall 
cover him all the day long, and he 
shall dwell between his shoulders. 

13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed 
of the Lord be his land, for the pre 
cious things of heaven, for the dew, 
and for the deep that coucheth be 
neath, 

14 And for the precious fruits brought 
forth by the sun, and for the precious 
things put forth by the moon, 

15 And for the chief things of the 
ancient mountains, and for the pre 
cious things of the lasting hills, 

16 And for the precious things of 
the earth and fulness thereof, and for 
the good will of him that dwelt in the 
bush; let the blessing come upon the 
head of Joseph, and upon the top of 
the head of him that was separated 
from his brethren. 

17 His glory is like the firstling of 
his bullock, and his horns are like the 
horns of unicorns ; with them he shall 
push the people together to the ends 
of the earth; and they are the ten 



thousands of Ephraim, and they are 
the thousands of Manasseh. 

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, 
Zebulun, in thy going out ; and, Issa- 
char, in thy tents. 

19 They shall call the people unto 
the mountain ; there they shall offer 
sacrifices of righteousness; for they 
shall suck of the abundance of the 
seas, and of treasures hid in the sand. 

20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be 
he that enlargeth Gad ; he dwelleth 
as a lion, and teareth the arm with 
the crown of the head. 

21 And he provided the first part 
for himself, because there, in a portion 
of the lawgiver, was he seated ; and 
he came with the heads of the people, 
he executed the justice of the Lord, 
and his judgments with Israel. 

22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a 
lion's whelp; he shall leap fronj 
Bashan. 

23 And of Naphtali he said, ^ 
Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and 
full with the blessing of the Lord, 
possess thou the west and the south. 

24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher 
be blessed with children ; let him be 
acceptable to his brethren, and let 
him dip his foot in oil. 

25 Thy shoes shall be iron and 
brass ; and as thy days, so shall thy 
strength be. 

26 There is none like unto the God 
of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the 
heaven in thy help, and in his ex 
cellency on the sky. 

27 The eternal God is thy refuge, 
and underneath are the everlasting 
arms; and he shall thrust out the 
enemy from before thee ; and shall 
say, Destroy them. 

28 Israel then shall dwell in safety 
alone ; the fountain of Jacob shall be 
upon a land of corn and wine ; also 
his heavens shall drop down dew. 

29 Happy art thou, Israel; who 
is like unto thee, people saved by 
the Lord, the shield of thy help, and 
who is the sword of thy excellency ! 
and thine enemies shall be found 
liars unto thee ; and thou shalt tread 
upon their high places. 

CHAPTER XXXIV. 

Moses vieioeth the land He diethffig ag 
Mourning far himJoshtta succeedeth him. 

AND Moses went up from the 
plains of Moab unto the inoun 



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tain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, 
that is over against Jericho ; and the 
Lord showed him all the land of 
Gilead, unto Dan, 

2 And all Naphtali, and the land of 
Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the 
land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, 

3 And the south, and the plain of 
the valley of Jericho, the city of palm 
trees, unto Zoar. 

4 And the Lord said unto him, This 
is the land which I sware unto Abra 
ham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, 
saying, I will give it unto thy seed ; 
I have caused thee to see it with 
thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over 
thither. 

5 So Moses the servant of the Lord 
died there in the land of Moab, 
according to the word of the Lord. 

6 For the Lord took him unto his 
fathers, in a valley in the land of 
Moab, over against Beth-peor; there 
fore no man knoweth of his sepulchre 
unto this day. 



7 And Moses was a hundred and 
twenty years old when he died ; his 
eye was not dim, nor his natural 
force abated. 

8 And the children of Israel wept 
for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty 
days; so the days of weeping and 
mourning for Moses were ended. 

9 And Joshua the son of Nun was 
full of the spirit of wisdom ; for 
Moses had laid his hands upon him ; 
and the children of Israel hearkened 
unto him, and did as the Lord com 
manded Moses. 

10 And there arose not a prophet 
since in Israel like unto MOBOS, whom 
the Lord knew face to face, 

11 In all the signs and the wonders 
which the Lord sent him to do in the 
land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all 
his servants, and to all his land, 

12 And in all that mighty hand, and 
in all. the great terror which Moses 
showed in the sight of all Israel. 



THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. 



CHAPTER I. 

Joshua succeedeth Moses Joshua, prospereih. 

NOW after the death of Moses the 
servant of the Lord, it came to 
pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua 
the son of Nun, Moses' minister, 
saying, 

2 Moses my servant is dead ; now 
therefore arise, go over this Jordan, 
thou, and all this people, unto the 
land which I do give to them, even 
to the children of Israel. 

3 Every place that the sole of your 
foot shall tread upon, that have I 
given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 

4 From the wilderness and this 
Lebanon even unto the great river, 
the river Euphrates, all the land of 
the Hittites, and unto the great sea 
toward the going down of the sun, 
shall be your coast. 

5 There shall not any man be able 
to stand before thee all the days of 
thy life ; as I was with Moses, so I 
will be with thee j I will not fail thee, 
nor forsake thee. 

6 Be strong and of a good courage : 
for unto this people shalt thou divide 
for an inheritance the land, which I 



sware unto their fathers to give 
them. 

7 Only be thou strong and very 
courageous, that thou mayest observe 
to do according to all the law, which 
Moses my servant commanded thee ; 
turn not from it to the right hand or 
to the left, that thou mayest prosper 
whithersoever thou goest. 

8 This book of the law shall not 
depart out of thy mouth; but thou 
shalt meditate therein day and night, 
that thou mayest observe to do 
according to all that is written there 
in ; for then thou shalt make thy way 
prosperous, and then thou shalt have 
good success. 

9 Have not I commanded thee ? Be 
strong and of a good courage ; be not 
afraid, neither be thou dismayed ; for 
the Lord thy God is with thee whither 
soever thou goest. 

10 Then Joshua commanded the 
officers of the people, saying, 

11 Pass through the host, and com 
mand the people, saying, Prepare 
you victuals ; for within three days 
ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go 
in to possess the land, which the 



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Lord your God giveth you to possess 
it. 

12 And to the Reubenites, and to 
the Gadites, and to half the tribe of 
Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, 

13 Remember the word which Moses 
the servant of the Lord commanded 
you, saying, The Lord your God hath 
given you rest, and hath given you 
this land. 

14 Your wives, your little ones, and 
your cattle, shall remain in the land 
which Moses gave you on this side 
Jordan ; but ye shall pass before your 
brethren armed, all the mighty men 
of valour, and help them ; 

15 Until the Lord have given your 
brethren rest, as he hath given you, 
and they also have possessed the land 
which the Lord your God giveth 
them ; then ye shall return unto the 
land of your possession, and enjoy it, 
which Moses the Lord's servant gave 
you on this side Jordan toward the 
sun-rising. 

16 And they answered Joshua, say 
ing, All that thou comtnandest us we 
will do, and whithersoever thou send- 
est us, we will go. 

17 According as we hearkened unto 
Moses in all things, so will we hearken 
unto thee; only the Lord thy God 
be with thee, as he was with Moses. 

18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel 
against thy commandment, and will 
not hearken unto thy words in all 
that thou commandest him, he shall 
be put to death ; only be strong and 
of a good courage. 

CHAPTER II. 

Rahab recdveth ike two spies Their return. 
A ND Joshua the son of Nun sent 
J\. out of Shittim two men to spy 
secretly, saying, Go view the land, 
even Jericho. And they went and 
came into a harlot's house, named 
Rahab, and lodged there. 

2 And it was told the king of Jeri 
cho, saying, Behold, there came men 
in hither to-night of the children of 
Israel to search out the country. 

3 And the king of Jericho sent 
nnto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the 
men that are come to thee, which 
are entered into thine house ; for 
they be come to search out all the 
country. 

4 And the woman took the two men, 
and hid them, and said thus, There 

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came men unto me, but I wist not 
whence they were ; 

5 And it came to pass about the 
time of shutting of the gate, when it 
was dark, that the men went out; 
whither the men went, I wot not; 
pursue after them quickly; for ye 
shall overtake them. 

6 But she had brought them up to 
the roof of the house, and hid them 
with the stalks of flax, which she 
had laid in order upon the roof. 

7 And the men pursued after them 
the way to Jordan unto the fords; 
and as soon as they which pursued 
after them were gone out, they shut 
the gate. 

8 And before they were laid down, 
she came up unto them upon the 
roof ; 

9 And she said unto the men, I 
know that the Lord hath given you 
the land, and that your terror is 
fallen upon us, and that all the in 
habitants of the land faint because 
of you. 

10 For we have heard how the Lord 
dried up the water of the Red sea for 
you, when ye came out of Egypt; 
and what ye did unto the two kings 
of the Amorites, that were on the 
other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, 
whom ye utterly destroyed. 

11 And as soon as we had heard 
these things, our hearts did melt, 
neither did there remain any more 
courage in any man, because of you; 
for the Lord your God, he is God in 
heaven above, and in earth beneath. 

12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear 
unto me by the Lord, since I have 
showed you kindness, that ye will 
also show kindness unto my father's 
house, and give me a true token ; 

13 And that you will save alive my 
father, and my mother, and my bre 
thren, and my sisters, and all that 
they have, and deliver our lives from 
death. 

14 And the men answered her, Our 
life for yours, if ye utter not this our 
business. And it shall be, when the 
Lord hath given us the land, that 
we will deal kindly and truly with 
thee. 

15 Then she let them down by a cord 
through the window; for her house 
was upon the town wall, and she 
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16 And she said unto them, Get you 
to the mountain, lest the pursuers 
meet you, and hide yourselves there 
three days, until the pursuers be re 
turned; and afterward may ye go 
your way. 

17 And the men said unto her, We 
will be blameless of this thine oath 
which thou hast made us swear. 

18 Behold, when we come into the 
land, thou shalt bind this line of scar 
let thread in the window which thou 
didst let us down by ; and thou shalt 
bring thy father, and thy mother, 
and thy brethren, and all thy father's 
household, home unto thee. 

19 And it shall be, that whosoever 
shall go out of the doors of thy house 
into the street, his blood shall be 
upon his head, arid we will be guilt 
less ; and whosoever shall be with 
thee in the house, his blood shall be 
on our head, if any hand be upon 
him. 

20 And if thou utter this our busi 
ness, then we will be quit of thine 
oath which thou hast made us to 
swear. 

21 And she said, According unto 
your words, so be it. And she sent 
them away, and they departed ; and 
she bound the scarlet line in the win 
dow. 

22 And they went, and came unto 
the mountain, and abode there three 
days, until the pursuers were re 
turned ; and the pursuers sought 
them throughout all the way, but 
found them not. 

23 So the two men returned, and 
descended from the mountain, and 
passed over, and came to Joshua the 
son of Nun, and told him all things 
that befell them ; 

24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly 
the Lord hath delivered into our 
hands all the land ; for even all the 
inhabitants of the country do faint 
because of us. 

CHAPTER III. 

Joshua cometh to Jordan The Lord encour- 
ageth Joshua, and the people Tlie waters 
of Jordan divided. 

AND Joshua rose early in the 
morning: and they removed 
from Shittim, and came to Jordan, 
he and all the children of Israel, and 
lodged there before they passed over. 
2 And it came to pass after three 



days, that the officers went through 
the host; 

3 And they commanded the people, 
saying, When ye see the ark of the 
covenant of the Lord your God, and 
the priests the Levites bearing it, 
then ye shall remove from your 
place, and go after it. 

4 Yet there shall be a space between 
you and it, about two thousand cubits 
by measure ; come not near unto it, 
that ye may know the way by which 
ye must go ; for ye have not passed 
this way heretofore. 

5 And Joshua said unto the people, 
Sanctify yourselves ; for to-morrow 
the Lord will do wonders among you. 

6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, 
saying, Take up the ark of the cove 
nant, and pass over before the people. 
And they took up the ark of the cove 
nant, and went before the people. 

7 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 
This day will I begin to magnify 
thee in the sight of all Israel, that 
they may know that, as I was with 
Moses, so I will be with thee. 

8 And thou shalt command the 
priests that bear the ark of the cove 
nant, saying, When ye are coiue to 
the brink of the water of Jordan, ye 
shall stand still in Jordan. 

9 And Joshua said unto the chil 
dren of Israel, Come hither, and hear 
the words of the Lord your God. 

10 And Joshua said. Hereby ye 
shall know that the living God is 
among you, and that he will without 
fail drive out from before you the 
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the 
Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the 
Girgashites, and the Amorites, and 
the Jebusites. 

11 Behold, the ark of the covenant 
of the Lord of all the earth passeth 
over before you into Jordan. 

12 Now therefore take you twelve 
men out of the tribes of Israel, out of 
every tribe a man. 

13 And it shall come to pass, as 
soon as the soles of the feet of the 
priests that bear the ark of the Lord, 
the Lord of all the earth, shall rest 
in the waters of Jordan, that the 
waters of Jordan shall be cut ofi" 
from the waters that come down 
from above; and they shall stand 
upon a heap. 

14 And it came to pass, when the 



CHAPTER IV. 



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people removed from their tents, to 
pass over Jordan, and the priests 
bearing the ark of the covenant be 
fore the people ; 

15 And as they that bare the ark 
were come unto Jordan, and the feet 
of the priests that bare the ark were 
dipped in the brim of the water, (for 
Jordan overfloweth all his banks all 
the time of harvest,) 

16 That the waters which came 
down from above stood and rose up 
upon a heap very far from the city 
Adam, that is beside Zaretan ; and 
those that came down toward the sea 
of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, 
and were cut off; and the people 
passed over right against Jericho. 

17 And the priests that bare the 
ark of the covenant of the Lord 
stood firm on dry ground in the 
midst of Jordan, and all the Is 
raelites passed over on dry ground, 
until all the people were passed clean 
over Jordan. 

CHAPTER IV. 

Twelve stones fcn~ a memorial Twelve other 
stones set up in the midst of Jordan Hie 
people pass over. 

AND it came to pass, when all the 
people were clean passed over 
Jordan, that the Lord spake unto 
Joshua, saying, 

2 Take you twelve men out of the 
people, out of every tribe a man, 

3 And command ye them, saying, 
Take you hence out of the midst of 
Jordan, out of the place where the 
priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, 
and ye shall carry them over with 
you, and leave them in the lodging 
place, where ye shall lodge this night. 

4 Then Joshua called the twelve 
men, whom he had prepared of the 
children of Israel, out of every tribe 
a man ; 

5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass 
over before the ark of the Lord your 
God into the midst of Jordan, and 
take you up every man of you a 
stone upon his shoulder, according 
unto the number of the tribes of the 
children of Israel ; 

6 That this may be a sign among 
you, that when your children ask 
their fathers in time to come, saying, 
What mean ye by these stones ? 

7 Then ye shall answer them, That 
the waters of Jordan were cut off 



before the ark of the covenant of 
the Lord; when it passed over Jor 
dan, the waters of Jordan were cut 
off; and these stones shall be for a 
memorial unto the children of Israel 
for ever. 

8 And the children of Israel did 
so as Joshua commanded, and took 
up twelve stones out of the midst of 
Jordan, as the Lord spake unto 
Joshua, according to the number of 
the tribes of the children of Israel, 
and carried them over with them 
unto the place where they lodged, 
and laid them down there. 

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones 
in the midst of Jordan, in the place 
where the feet of the priests which 
bare the ark of the covenant stood ; 
and they are there unto this day. 

10 For the priests which bare the 
ark stood in the midst of Jordan, un 
til everything was finished that the 
Lord commanded Joshua to speak 
unto the people, according to all that 
Moses commanded Joshua; and the 
people hasted and passed over. 

11 And it came to pass, when all the 
people were clean passed over, that 
the ark of the Lord passed over, and 
the priests, in the presence of the 
people. 

12 And the children of Reuben, 
and the children of Gad, and half 
the tribe of Manasseh, passed over 
armed before the children of Israel, 
as Moses spake unto them ; 

13 About forty thousand prepared 
for war passed over before the Lord 
unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 

14 On that day the Lord magnified 
Joshua in the sight of all Israel; 
and they feared him, as they feared 
Moses, all the days of his life. 

15 And the Lord spake unto Joshua, 
saying, 

16 Command the priests that bear 
the ark of the testimony, that they 
come up out of Jordan. 

17 Joshua therefore commanded 
the priests, saying, Come ye up out 
of Jordan. 

18 And it came to pass, when the 
priests that bare the ark of the cove 
nant of the Lord were come up out 
of the midst of Jordan, and the 
soles of the priests' feet were lifted 
up unto the dry land, that the waters 
of Jordan returned unto their place, 



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and flo ffed over all his banks, as they 
did before. 

19 And the people came up out of 
Jordan on the tenth day of the first 
month, and encamped in Qilgal, in 
the east border of Jericho. 

20 And those twelve stones, which 
they took out of Jordan, did Joshua 
pitch in Gilgal. 

21 And he spake unto the children 
of Israel, saying, When your chil 
dren shall ask their fathers in time 
to come, saying, What mean these 
stones ? 

22 Then ye shall let your children 
know, saying, Israel came over this 
Jordan on dry land. 

23 For the Lord your God dried 
up the waters of Jordan from before 
you, until ye were passed over, as 
the Lord your God did to the Red 
sea, which he dried up from before 
us, until we were gone over ; 

24 That all the people of the earth 
might know the hand of the Lord, 
that it is mighty ; that ye might fear 
the Lord your God for ever. 

CHAPTER V. 

The Canaanites are afraid Joshua renew- 
eth circumcision The passover Manna 
ceasethAn Angel appeareth to Joshua. 

AND it came to pass, when all 
the kings of the Amorites, which 
were on the side of Jordan westward, 
and all the kings of the Canaanites, 
which were by the sea, heard that 
the Lord had dried up the waters 
of Jordan from before the children 
of Israel, until we were passed over, 
that their heart melted, neither was 
there spirit in them any more, be 
cause of the children of Israel. 

2 At that time the Lord said unto 
Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and 
circumcise again the children of Is 
rael the second time. 

3 And Joshua made him sharp 
knives, and circumcised the children 
of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. 

4 And this is the cause why Joshua 
did circumcise ; All the people that 
came out of Egypt, that were males, 
even all the men of war, died in the 
wilderness by the way, after they 
came out of Egypt. 

5 Now all the people that came out 
were circumcised; but all the peo 
ple that were born in the wilderness 
by the way as they came forth out 



of Egypt, them they had not circum 
cised. 

6 For the children of Israel walked 
forty years in the wilderness, till all 
the people that were men of war, 
which came out of Egypt, were con 
sumed, because they obeyed not the 
voice of the Lord ; unto whom the 
Lord sware that he would not show 
them the land, which the Lord sware 
unto their fathers that he would give 
us, a land that floweth with milk and 
honey. 

7 And their children, whom he 
raised up in their stead, them Joshua 
circumcised; for they were uncir- 
cumcised, because they had not cir 
cumcised them by the way. 

8 And it came to pass, when they 
had done circumcising all the people, 
that they abode in their places in the 
camp, till they were whole. 

9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 
This day have I rolled away the re 
proach of Egypt from off you. Where 
fore the name of the place is called 
Gilgal unto this day. 

10 And the children of Israel en 
camped in Gilgal, and kept the pass- 
over on the fourteenth day of the 
month at even in the plains of Jeri 
cho. 

11 And they did eat of the old 
corn of the land on the morrow af 
ter the passover, unleavened cakes, 
and parched corn in the self-same 
day. 

12 And the manna ceased on the 
morrow after they had eaten of the 
old corn of the land; neither had 
the children of Israel manna any 
more ; but they did eat of the fruit 
of the land of Canaan that year. 

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua 
was by Jericho, that he lifted up his 
eyes and looked, and, behold, there 
stood a man over against him with 
his sword drawn in his hand; and 
Joshua went unto him, and said unto 
him, Art thou for us, or for our ad 
versaries ? 

14 And he said, Nay; but as cap 
tain of the host of the L^rd am I now 
come. And Joshua fell on his face to 
the earth, and did worship, and said 
unto him, What saith my lord unto 
his servant? 

15 And the captain of the Lord's 
host said unto Joshua, Loose thy 



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shoe from off thy foot ; for the place 
whereon thou standest is holy. And 
Joshua did so. 

CHAPTER VI. 

Jericho shut up The city compassed The 
watts fall down Rahab saved The build 
er of Jericho cursed. 

NOW Jericho was straitly shut up 
because of the children of Israel; 
none went out, and none caine in. 

2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 
See, I have given into thine hand 
Jericho, and the king thereof, and the 
mighty men of valour. 

3 And ye shall compass the city, 
all ye men of war, and go round 
about the city once. Thus shalt thou 
do six days. 

4 And seven priests shall bear be 
fore the ark seven trumpets of rams' 
horns ; and the seventh day ye shall 
compass the city seven times, and 
the priests shall blow with the trum 
pets. 

5 And it shall come to pass, that 
when they make a long blast with 
the ram's horn, and when ye hear 
the sound of the trumpet, all the 
people shall shout with a great 
shout; and the wall of the city 
shall fall down flat, and the people 
shall ascend up every man straight 
before him. 

6 And Joshua the son of Nun called 
the priests, and said unto them, Take 
up the ark of the covenant, and let 
seven priests bear seven trumpets of 
ram's horns before the ark of the 
Lord. 

7 And he said unto the people, Pass 
on, and compass the city, and let him 
that is armed pass on before the ark 
of the Lord. 

8 And it came to pass, when Joshua 
had spoken unto the people, that the 
seven priests bearing the seven trum 
pets of rams' horns passed on before 
the Lord, and blew with the trum 
pets ; and the ark of the covenant of 
the Lord followed them. 

9 And the armed men went before 
the priests that blew with the trum 
pets, and the rearward came after the 
ark, the priests going on, and blow 
ing with the trumpets. 

10 And Joshua had commanded the 
people, saying, Ye shall not shout, 
nor make any noise with your voice, 
neither shall any word proceed out 

22* K 



of your mouth, until the day I bid 
you shout ; then shall ye shout. 

11 So the ark of the Lord compassed 
the city, going about it once; and 
they came into the camp, and lodged 
in the camp. 

12 And Joshua rose early in the 
morning, and the priests took up the 
ark of the Lord. 

13 And seven priests bearing seven 
trumpets of rams' horns before the 
ark of the Lord went on continually, 
and blew with the trumpets ; and the 
armed men went before them ; but 
the rearward came after the ark of 
the Lord, the priests going on, and 
blowing with the trumpets. 

14 And the second day they com 
passed the city once, and returned 
into the camp. So they did six days. 

15 And it came to pass on the sev 
enth day, that they rose early about 
the dawning of the day, and com 
passed the city after the same man 
ner seven times; only on that day 
they compassed the city seven times. 

16 And it came to pass at the sev 
enth time, when the priests blew with 
the trumpets, Joshua said unto the 
people, Shout; for the Lord hath 
given you the city. 

17 And the city shall be accursed, 
even it, and all that are therein, to 
the Lord ; only Rahab the harlot 
shall live, she and all that are with 
her in the house, because she hid the 
messengers that we sent. 

18 And ye, in any wise keep your 
selves from the accursed thing, lest 
ye make yourselves accursed, when 
ye take of the accursed thing, and 
make the camp of Israel a curse, and 
trouble it. 

19 But all the silver, and gold, and 
vessels of brass and iron, are conse 
crated unto the Lord; they shall 
come into the treasury of the Lord. 

20 So the people shouted when the 
priests blew with the trumpets ; and 
it came to pass, when the people 
heard the sound of the trumpet, and 
the people shouted with a great shout, 
that the wall fell down flat, so that 
the people went up into the city, 
every man straight before him, and 
they took the city. 

21 And they utterly destroyed all 
that was in the city, both man and 
woman, young and old, and ox, aud 



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sheep, and ass, with the edge of the 
sword. 

22 But Joshua had said unto the 
two men that had spied out the coun 
try, Go into the harlot's house, and 
bring out thence the woman, and all 
that she hath, as ye sware unto 
her. 

23 And the young men that were 
spies went in, and brought out Ka- 
hab, and her father, and her mother, 
and her brethren, and all that she 
had ; and they brought out all her 
kindred, and left them without the 
camp of Israel. 

24 And they burnt the city with 
fire, and all that was therein ; only 
the silver, and the gold, and the ves 
sels of brass and of iron, they put 
into the treasury of the house of the 
Lord. 

25 And Joshua saved Rahab the har 
lot alive, and her father's household, 
and all that she had ; and she dwell- 
eth in Israel even unto this day; be 
cause she hid the messengers, which 
Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. 

26 And Joshua adjured them at 
that time, saying, Cursed be the man 
before the Lord, that riseth up and 
buildeth this city Jericho; he shall 
lay the foundation thereof in his 
first-born, and in his youngest son 
shall he set up the gates of it. 

27 So the Lord was with Joshua; 
and his fame was noised throughout 
all the country. 

CHAPTER VII. 

The, Israelites smitten Joshua's complaint 
God instructeth him what to do Achan is 
taken by the lot and destroyed. 

BUT the children of Israel com 
mitted a trespass in the acursed 
thing ; for Achan, the son of Carmi, 
the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of 
the tribe of Judah, took of the ac 
cursed thing ; and the anger of the 
Lord was kindled against the chil 
dren of Israel. 

2 And Joshua sent men from Jeri 
cho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, 
on the east side of Beth-el, and spake 
unto them, saying, Go up and view 
the country. And the men went up 
and viewed Ai. 

3 And they returned to Joshua, and 
said unto him, Let not all the people 
go up ; but let about two or three 
thousand men go up and smite Ai ; 



and make not all the people to labour 
thither; for they are but few. 

4 So there went up thither of the 
people about three thousand men; 
and they fled before the men of Ai. 

5 And the men of Ai smote of them 
about thirty and six men; for they 
chased them from before the gate 
even unto Shebarim, and smote them 
in the going down; wherefore the 
hearts of the people melted, and be 
came as water. 

6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and 
fell to the earth upon his face before 
the ark of the Lord until the eventide, 
he and the elders of Israel, and put 
dust upon their heads. 

7 And Joshua said, Alas, Lord 
God, wherefore hast thou at all 
brought this people over Jordan, to 
deliver us into the hand of the Arnor- 
ites, to destroy us ? would to God we 
had been content, and dwelt on the 
other side Jordan ! 

8 Lord, what shall I say, when 
Israel turneth their backs before 
their enemies ! 

9 For the Canaanites and all the 
inhabitants of the land shall hear of 
it, and shall environ us round, and 
cut off our name from the earth ; and 
what wilt thou do unto thy great 
name ? 

10 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 
Get thee up ; wherefore liest thou 
thus upon thy face ? 

11 Israel hath sinned, and they 
have also transgressed my covenant 
which I commanded them ; for they 
have even taken of the accursed thing, 
and have also stolen, and dissembled 
also, and they have put it even among 
their own stuff. 

12 Therefore the children of Israel 
could not stand before their enemies, 
but turned their backs before their 
enemies, because they were accursed; 
neither will I be with you any more, 
except ye destroy the accursed from 
among you. 

13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, 
Sanctify yourselves against to-mor 
row ; for thus saith the Lord God of 
Israel, There is an accursed t